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Latest stories: South Sudan

Fr. Emmanuel Sebit, Secretary Genral of Yei Diocese South Sudan. / Radio Bakhita South Sudan

Cleric in South Sudan Calls on Government to Reopen Schools amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The Secretary General of the South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has backed calls by international agencies to re-opening learning institutions in the country, saying that keeping pupils at home during the COVID-19 lockdown only exposes them to danger.

Logo of Holy Trinity Peace Village in South Sudan /

Bishop’s Initiative Keeping South Sudanese Pupils Engaged amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The Holy Trinity Peace Village initiative founded by Bishop Paride Taban has become an oasis of hope to vulnerable populations in South Sudan and is now reaching out to school-going children who relied on the Centre for their educational needs before COVID-19 lockdown was declared in the East-Central African nation.

Logo South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) /

South Sudan Churches Condemn Killing of Nine Children, Women in Two Attacks

Two separate attacks in South Sudan have left nine children dead in less than a month, a situation that has drawn the attention of religious leaders in the East-Central African country who have condemned the killings and called for external intervention to tame violence in the nine-year-old country.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu (right) of Juba Archdiocese and Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan. /

Brutal Murder of Three Children in South Sudan Sad, Shocking, Prelates Bemoan

The news of the brutal murder of three young girls in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has been received with sadness and shock with two Catholic Prelates in the nine-year-old nation terming the incident as sad and shocking.

Pupils of Sacred Heart Sister's Kindergarten in Juba, South Sudan. /

South Sudan Catholic Schools Propose Sober Talks amid UN Push to Resume Classes

Following the push by two United Nations agencies for the government to reopen schools in South Sudan, the Director for Education in the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has proposed that all partners in the education sector hold talks on the COVID-19 aspects before children are allowed back to class.

South Sudan’s Small Christian Communities Benefit from Catholic Women COVID-19 Aid

Members of the Catholic Women Association in South Sudan, a group that empowers women in the Catholic Church spiritually, morally and economically, has extended assistance to families within Small Christian Community Centers (SCCs) in the Diocese of Yei, donating household goods.

Oxygen Concentrators. /

Caritas South Sudan, Salesian Sisters Donate Oxygen Concentrators to Government Hospital

Caritas South Sudan has partnered with Salesian Sisters serving in the Catholic Diocese of Wau to present three oxygen concentrators to the COVID-19 management facility that the nuns set up in a government-run hospital early this month to help manage reported cases of the coronavirus infections.

Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Torit. /

South Sudanese Bishop Calls for Awakening, Focus on Priorities on Martyrs’ Day July 30

As South Sudan marks the Martyrs, Heroes and Heroines Day on July 30, commemorating those who died during the liberation of the country, a Bishop in the East-Central African country has urged the people of God in the country to make wise choices amid their “too many pursuits” in life, hinting on the life experiences of Biblical personalities who lived purposeful lives. 

Logo Catholic Relief Services. /

CRS in South Sudan to Deploy Medical Students to Support Patients’ Home-based Care

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in South Sudan has embarked on an initiative that will see undergraduate medical students provide home-based care for patients who exhibit flu-like symptoms in a bid to relieve strain on medical facilities in the East-Central African country.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. /

Respect and Implement Peace Agreement, South Sudanese Bishop to Politicians

As political leaders in South Sudan struggle to restore peace after forming a unity government on February 22, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central nation has asked them to respect the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in their bid to resolve conflicts in the country.   

Officials of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), FAO, and WFP during the launch of a USAID funded project to mitigate the increasing concern over food security in urban centers of South Sudan. / ACI Africa

CRS South Sudan Secures Partnerships to Provide Food in Country’s Urban Centers

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) together with the World Food Program (WFP) have launched a USAID funded project to mitigate the increasing concern over food security in urban centers of the East-Central African county.

Rita Lopidia, Executive Director of Eve Organization in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Catholic Activist Behind Women Empowerment in South Sudan Nominated for Global Peace Award

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has nominated a South Sudanese Catholic woman known for her years of peace activism in the country and beyond alongside three other African women in a global competition launched “to recognize the vital role of women who are working in fragile or conflict-affected countries in pursuit of peace.”

Handbook on measures to guide the faithful during worship in South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. / ACI Africa

Measures to Guide Public Worship Released for South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese

The leadership of South Sudan’s only Metropolitan See, Juba, has announced measures to guide public liturgical celebrations in anticipation of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the Government.

A poster announcing Saturday's webinar focusing on the youth's role in the peace process in Africa. / Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM).

Why Upcoming Jesuit Inaugural Talk Series on Peace is Targeting African Youth

The members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have organized a series of talks, the first of its kind, targeting young people on the continent.

Gabriel Yai, Executive Director for Caritas South Sudan. / ACI Africa.

Caritas South Sudan Slices Church Projects to Contribute to COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The leadership of Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference that had previously expressed commitment to contribute to the Vatican COVID-19 Fund has responded by cutting on other Church projects to raise money towards the Fund.

Fr. Martin Ochaya of Juba Archdiocese, South Sudan. /

“Be patient, loyal, faithful to God” amid COVID-19 Challenges: South Sudanese Cleric

A South Sudanese Cleric has expressed concern about the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic in the country and urged the faithful in the nine-year-old nation to be patient, loyal and faithful to God in order to overcome these challenges.

Gumbo Camp  which hosts more than 9,800 IDPs. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Why Salesians at IDP Camp in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese are Concerned

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering among the over 9,800 internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Gumbo camp in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba have, through their leadership, told ACI Africa why they are concerned.

Salesian Sisters in South Sudan Set Up COVID-19 Management Facility

Members of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) serving in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Wau have set up a Triage Facility at a government-run hospital to help manage reported cases of COVID-19 infections.

Fr. Lazar Arasu with participants at Peace Meeting with UNHCR and other Leaders in South Sudan / Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services

Address South Sudan’s “deep-rooted tribal hatred” to Tame Conflicts: Salesian Cleric

Residents of Palabek Refugee Settlement located in the Archdiocese of Gulu in northern Uganda last month woke up to a rude shock following a violent incident that left one person dead and at least 20 injured.

UK Financial Aid to Support Girls in All Catholic Schools in South Sudanese Archdiocese

All girls attending Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba will benefit from the UK government’s financial aid that seeks to support the girls throughout their basic education, an official in the Archdiocese of Juba has told ACI Africa.