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Fr. Mbikoyo Charles. Credit: CDTY/Facebook

Catholic Entity Pays Solidarity Visit to Victims of Violence in South Sudanese Diocese

Jun 20, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP) have paid a solidarity visit to victims of an attack in a village that left many people injured in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese.

CODEP members hand over items to young female inmates. Credit: CDTY ANISA TV/Facebook

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Reaches out to Young Female Inmates

Jun 18, 2022

The Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the Social Wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), has reached out to teenage girls in prison with food and non-food items.

Credit: Shalom Christian Organization

Catholic Entity Using Sports to Address Trauma among Youth in South Sudan

Jun 12, 2022

Shalom Christian Organization, a Catholic entity in the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio is using sports to address trauma among young people in South Sudan.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Ruru Gene newsletter of CDTY

Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan to Aid Living “our faith with conviction”: Catholic Bishop

May 23, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical trip, which Pope Francis is expected to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace will help the people of God in the East-African nation to live their “faith with conviction”.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit: Tombura-Yambio Diocese

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Condemns Recent Attacks on Church Institutions

Nov 12, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese has condemned the recent attacks on Church institutions in his Episcopal See, which resulted in the killing of a Catechist and the looting of property.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY)

“Let dove of peace return to Sudan”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop in Solidarity Message

Oct 28, 2021

There is need for peace in Sudan, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said in a solidarity message in which he implores that “the dove of peace” returns to the Northeast African nation following a coup by the military earlier this week.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit Courtesy Photo

Priests, Religious in Predicament amid Ethnic Skirmishes in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop

Sep 30, 2021

Members of the Clergy, women and men Religious and other Church personnel in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) are in a predicament amid ongoing tribal skirmishes, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese has said, regrating the fact that the violence seems to have “taken the direction of negative ethnicity.”

Sr. Jacinta Habiba Dagbaaboro, Mother Superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Anisa Radio/Tombura-Yambio Diocese

Formation Programs of Catholic Sisters in South Sudanese Diocese Halted amid Violence

Sep 24, 2021

Two formation programs of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese have been halted amid violence and insecurity, the leadership of the Diocesan Congregation has said.

Flag of South Sudan. Credit: Public Domain

South Sudan’s Interfaith Council Concerned about Rising Violence, Says Cause for Distress

Jul 22, 2021

Faith groups in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have expressed concerns over the escalating violence in the region, a situation they say is causing a lot of distress among the people and called for an end to suffering.

Some Internally Displaced People (IDPs) assembling at South Sudan's St. Mary Queen of Peace Parish in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholics in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese Donate to Thousands Displaced in Clashes

Jul 20, 2021

About 2,000 victims of recent clashes in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have benefitted from donations that were organized by well-wishers in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

Religious leaders in South Sudan's Western Equatorial state addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in their region/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State Condemn Ongoing Violence

Jun 28, 2021

Religious leaders serving in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have condemned “in the strongest terms possible” the ongoing violence between members of the Azande and Balanda communities in Tombura County, a territory covered by the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Calls for Prayers as Ravaging Drought Threatens Masses

Jun 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese has asked faith-based organizations and the people of God in the East-Central African country to pray for rains following a prolonged drought, a situation he says threatens the survival of many in the country.

Bishop Edward Eduardo Hiiboro with members of the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) in South Sudan/ Credit: ACI Africa

South Sudanese Bishop Lauds Comboni Missionaries for Founding Catholic Radio Network

May 20, 2021

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has lauded the Comboni Missionaries in the country for founding the largest media entity in the East-Central African nation, the Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Minor Seminary in South Sudan to Admit “ordinary students” to Study Alongside Seminarians

May 19, 2021

The Diocesan Minor Seminary of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese is set to admit students who do not intend to pursue Priestly formation to study alongside Seminarians.

Map showing the 11 feeder roads under construction in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. / Tombura-Yambio Diocese

South Sudanese Bishop Launches Multiple Feeder Roads, Says Hundreds of Thousands to Profit

Mar 21, 2021

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.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese / Ruru Gene: Tombura-Yambio Diocese.

Bishop in South Sudan Calls on Government to Reorganize Soldiers, Weed Out Militants

Feb 12, 2021

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.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in South Sudan. / Tombura-Yambio Diocese/Facebook

South Sudanese Bishop Urges Government “to reverse” Ban on Public Worship

Feb 9, 2021

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.

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South Sudanese Diocese Set to Dedicate Feast of Don Bosco to Youth Challenges

Jan 20, 2021

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.

“We need to fight tribalism collectively for sake of development”: Cleric in South Sudan

Dec 5, 2020

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.

Some members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) during their Annual Plenary Assembly that took place in Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese November 9-16. / ACI Africa

Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan “reorganize” Conference to Meet Church Needs

Nov 21, 2020

In an effort to realize operational efficiency and provide clarity in Church administration, Bishops and heads of Dioceses in Sudan and South Sudan have reorganized the structures of their common forum and assigned personnel to oversee the various departments of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC).