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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.