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Faithful at St. Fatima Gordhim Parish in South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Gordhim Comboni School/Facebook /

Catholic Priest in South Sudan Blocks Discussions about Suspected Gold Treasure

The Parish Priest of a Catholic Mission of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has written to the regional government of the State blocking discussions about gold and silver suspected to be buried by early missionaries where the Catholic Parish now stands.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Decries Nepotism in Job Recruitment Locally, Nationally

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has expressed concerns about the practice of nepotism in job recruitment at the local and national level in the East-Central African nation.

New graduate nurses and midwives from South Sudan's Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI). Credit: Courtesy Photo /

New Graduate Nurses, Midwives in South Sudan Urged to Manifest Humility in Daily Duties

New graduate nurses and midwives in South Sudan have been urged to manifest humility in their daily duties as they attend to patients.  

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rumbek welcomed upon his arrival in Rumbek. Credit Courtesy Photo /

In Maiden Visit of South Sudanese Diocese, Apostolic Administrator Urges “reflection”

In his maiden visit of Rumbek Diocese whose Bishop-elect was shot and wounded in April, the Apostolic Administrator of the South Sudanese Diocese has called for “reflection” and the seeking of spiritual renewal.

St. Mary's Cathedral of South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Police in South Sudan Recover Some Items Looted from Catholic Bishop’s Residence

Several items looted from the residence of the Catholic Bishop of Wau in South Sudan earlier last month have been recovered, the Vicar General of the Diocese has confirmed.

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese whose residence was looted in a daytime theft on 9 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Suspects Linked to Looting at Residence of South Sudan’s Wau Catholic Bishop Arrested

Security officials in South Sudan’s Western Bahr El Ghazal State have reportedly arrested four suspects in connection with the daytime theft at the residence of the Catholic Bishop of Wau.

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Catholic Association in South Sudan Distributes Facemasks to Keep Learners in School

Members of the Mary Help Association of Christians (ADMA) serving in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Wau have distributed facemasks to school girls to assist them in fighting COVID-19 while they remain in school.

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese whose residence was looted in a daytime theft on 9 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop’s Residence in Wau Diocese, South Sudan, Looted in Daytime Theft

The residence of the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese was looted in a daytime theft last Sunday, the Vicar General of the South Sudanese Diocese confirmed earlier this week.

Bishop Matthew Remijio (right) of South Sudan's Wau Diocese appointed by Pope Francis to temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese while the Bishop-elect, Msgr. Christian Carlassare (left), continues to recover from gunshot injuries. /

Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Appointed to “temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese”

Pope Francis has given the Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese the mandate to “temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese” while the Bishop-elect of the South Sudanese Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare, continues to recover from gunshot injuries.

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Catholic Schools in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Set to Introduce Child Safeguarding Policy

Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese are set to introduce the Child Safeguarding Policy this year, a move aimed at boosting the efforts of agencies concerned with protecting the rights of children in the Diocese. 

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku of South Sudan's Wau Diocese at the launch of the Surgical operations for cataract. Credit: ACI Africa /

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Targets Hundreds of Patients in Eye Surgeries

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Wau has partnered with Swiss Red Cross and South Sudan Red Cross to launch an eye care campaign in the country’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state in view of treating at least 500 patients with cataracts. 

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku of South Sudan's Wau Diocese at the weeklong training on financial management. Credit: ACI Africa /

German Catholic Charity Facilitates Financial Management Training in South Sudan

A Germany Catholic charity has facilitated a weeklong training of project and finance e mployees of South Sudan's Wau Diocese in financial management that was organized to equip the staff with proper techniques of proposal and report writing in their respective departments.

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Catholic Doctors in South Sudan Target Goitre Patients in New Medical Campaign

Catholic Doctors in South Sudan’s Diocese of Wau have launched a campaign at the Comboni hospital to operate goitre patients in ten days.

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Catholic Clinic in South Sudan Closed Down After All Doctors Test Positive for COVID-19

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.

Cathedral of St Mary Wau Diocese, South Sudan / Courtesy Photo

Bishop in South Sudan Suspends Public Prayers Following Fresh Ban on Social Gatherings

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.

Government officials during the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku of Wau Diocese Sunday, January 24 / ACI Africa

South Sudanese Official Lauds Pope Francis for Peace Initiatives, Showing Love

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.

Bishops in South Sudan lay hands on Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku of Wau Diocese during his Episcopal Ordination Sunday, January 24. / ACI Africa

Clerics in South Sudan Encouraged to Remain Informed, Revise “Theology and live it”

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.

Bishop-elect Matthew Adam Gbitiku. /

South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Launches Funds Drive Toward Ordination of New Bishop

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.

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis, November 18, 2020. /

Jubilation, Appreciation, Optimism High in South Sudan Days after New Bishop’s Appointment

Days after the appointment of the new Bishop for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese, members of the lay faithful belonging to the Diocese and others who have interacted with the Bishop-elect have expressed their joy to ACI Africa at the Holy Father’s decision.

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. /

I’m Responding “to Holy Father’s request; I ask for prayers”: South Sudanese Bishop-Elect

 The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has welcomed his appointment, describing it as a positive response to the “Holy Father’s request.”