South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in collaboration with peace organizations in the country is realizing a training aimed to equip women in the East-Central African country with reconciliation and mediation skills to enable them prevent conflicts and promote peace in their respective communities.
As schools in South Sudan remain closed in adherence to a fresh lockdown in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic teacher in the country’s Yei Diocese is concerned that the situation exposes school going children to various challenges including early pregnancies and marriages.
A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has appealed to the government to reverse a ban on public worship as the East Central African country battles the second wave of COVID-19, saying that people are already overwhelmed.
Following South Sudan’s government circular ordering a one-month partial lockdown after a surge in COVID-19 reported cases, the Catholic Bishop of Wau Diocese has directed that all public liturgical celebrations be suspended.
The leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to improve the living conditions of deprived populations in South Sudan.
While South Sudan has officially changed from East African Time (E.A.T.) zone to Central African Time (C.A.T.), the leadership of Catholic Schools in the country’s Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juba has decided to stick to their previous schedule.
An official in South Sudan’s government has praised the affection of Pope Francis to people of God in the East-Central African nation manifested in his peace initiatives in the country.
The Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has, in an interview with ACI Africa, explained the roadmap toward the implementation of the Diocesan Synod conceived some years ago as a way of caring for the people of God and “building a strong community of Christians” in the South Sudanese Diocese.
Catholic Priests in South Sudan have, at the celebration of the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop of Wau Diocese, been called upon to keep updating their theological knowledge to be effective in their Priestly ministry among the people of God.
An Italy-based member of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has facilitated the establishment of a gynecology and obstetrics hospital in the Catholic mission of Tonj of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese.
The South Sudan government has announced plans to change to a new time zone, a move that has been criticized by a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African country who says that the change will disrupt activities in the country.
Various crises in South Sudan have exposed millions of citizens of the East-Central African nation to a life-threatening situation, a Catholic agency has cautioned, calling for urgent intervention to “avert an impending catastrophe.”
Following random murders of civilians by what authorities have referred to as “unknown gunmen” in South Sudanese villages, a Catholic Bishop has told politicians to make the country peaceful for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees after thet return home.
As the Church prepares to commemorate the life of St. John Bosco, a priest known for his humility and dedication to helping young boys succeed in life, a Catholic Diocese in South Sudan has chosen to dedicate this year’s January 31 commemoration to the challenges that continue to face young people.
In order to carry out a successful installation of the new Bishop for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese, a donation exercise has been initiated, spearheaded by a fundraising committee, an official has told ACI Africa over the weekend.
The quest for peace in South Sudan can be achieved when the people of God raise their voices in favor of the “voiceless” in society, the leadership of the Inter-Churches Council (ICC) has said.
Young Catholics in South Sudan have, at the inaugural session of the youth spiritual retreat of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, been called upon to pick leadership qualities portrayed by good leaders in the East Central African nation.
Members of the Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) ministering in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba are seeking partnerships in view of reaching out to those affected by flooding within Juba township.
A Catholic Cleric has underscored the need for collective efforts and action to end tribalism in South Sudan saying the vice is the reason behind poverty and underdevelopment.
Zimbabwe, South Sudan, and Somalia are among the four nations staring at a hunger pandemic starting this Christmas due to the combined effects of drought and COVID-19 restrictions, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire says.