Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, has died in Nairobi, Kenya, at the age of 80.
The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has condemned the continuous looting and displacement of people in several villages of the East Central Africa country at a moment he says various parties are struggling to implement a peace deal to foster unity in the country.
The humanitarian situation of the people of the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, is likely to worsen in 2021, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, has said.
Leaders of the Catholic Church in South Sudan have reached out to the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) requesting to be permitted to lead public worship during the Holy Week and Easter.
Ahead of his episcopal ordination in May, the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Diocese of Rumbek, Fr. Christian Carlassare, has shared with ACI Africa about the event of his ordination as a Bishop, including the significance of the proposed date and links with his predecessor, Bishop Caesar Mazzolari who passed on in July 2011.
The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called upon the government of the East-Central African nation to permit national doctors and scientists examine the COVID-19 vaccine, which landed into the country Thursday, March 25.
Members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) serving in South Sudan are constructing houses for war victims in the East-Central African country in a project that will see over 100 victims resettled, years after the signing of the peace agreement to end the civil war in the country.
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese recently launched 11 feeder roads in his episcopal see, which, he said, would benefit hundreds of thousands when completed.
Closure of schools in South Sudan owing to COVID-19 has exposed children in the East-Central African nation to numerous societal dangers, the head of a Catholic school in the country has said, noting that the children are safer in schools, coronavirus pandemic notwithstanding.
In an effort to provide Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with opportunities and skills that are efficient, adequate and acceptable for socioeconomic environment, Catholic Nuns in South Sudan are providing rehabilitation and community reintegration programs for those living in camps in the country.
The Catholic Church in South Sudan has had a unique credibility and moral authority throughout the civil wars when there were no functional government institutions, a Comboni Missionary Cleric in the country has said.
The leadership of a Catholic aid agency with programs in South Sudan has, in a report, attributed water shortages in the East-Central African nation to the protracted conflict and vagaries of the climate.
Opposition parties in South Sudan’s protracted conflict have announced their intention to recommit to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) signed in December 2017.
The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (DoR) in South Sudan that has been vacant for almost a decade has described his Monday, March 8 episcopal appointment as an illustration of “the God of surprises.”
Catholic doctors in South Sudan’s Diocese of Wau have successfully conducted surgeries on more than 20 goiter patients in the East-Central African country in an initiative that has revealed a huge demand for the treatment in the country.
Church leaders and representatives of various civil groups in South Sudan are appealing to the government to restore peace, security and stability in the East-Central African country ahead of the first anniversary of the formation of the transitional government of national unity aimed at bringing peace.
Catholic Doctors in South Sudan’s Diocese of Wau have launched a campaign at the Comboni hospital to operate goitre patients in ten days.
A Catholic Health Centre of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has temporarily shut down after the three only doctors at the facility tested positive for COVID-19 and have been isolated to monitor their respective health conditions.
A Catholic Bishop has criticized the South Sudanese government for introducing into circulation a one-thousand-pound banknote intended to clear away large amounts of smaller notes for transaction and to facilitate easier cash use in a soaring inflation.
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio has called on the country’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) to reorganize the army forces under a sole command and control in order to achieve lasting peace in the East-Central African nation.