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Latest stories: Yei Diocese

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

In South Sudan “we need freedom of speech; let people talk”: Catholic Bishop

Nov 24, 2021

There is need for people in South Sudan to express themselves freely about their experiences amid challenges, including the rise in insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mouths Speak Peace, “but activities full of atrocities”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop

Sep 22, 2021

The warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict need to go beyond talking about peace, and walk the talk, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said.

Late Sr. Veronica Rackova. Credit: Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS).

At Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Urges Justice for Murdered Missionary Nun

May 21, 2021

On the fifth anniversary since the death of a missionary Sister who was serving in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has emphasized the need for justice for the Catholic Nun.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese who is celebrating 51 years in the Priesthood. Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Priestly Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals for Unity amid Country’s Challenges

May 18, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Erkolano Ladu Tombe  of South Sudan's Yei Diocese / Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Bishop Decries Fresh Displacement of People from Villages

Apr 3, 2021

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has condemned the continuous looting and displacement of people in several villages of the East Central Africa country at a moment he says various parties are struggling to implement a peace deal to foster unity in the country.

The South Sudanese Pounds / Public Domain

Introducing New Bank Notes Points to Corruption, Failing Economy: Bishop in South Sudan

Feb 18, 2021

A Catholic Bishop has criticized the South Sudanese government for introducing into circulation a one-thousand-pound banknote intended to clear away large amounts of smaller notes for transaction and to facilitate easier cash use in a soaring inflation.

Flag of South Sudan / Public Domain

Catholic Teacher in South Sudan Worried Prolonged Lockdown May Lead to Early Marriages

Feb 11, 2021

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.

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

Let Refugees, IDPs Find Peace When They Come Home, South Sudanese Bishop to Politicians

Jan 20, 2021

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.

Late Fr. Jesus Aranda Nava, a Mexican-born Comboni Missionary who succumbed to COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, November 4 at St. Mary’s Lachor Hospital in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese.

Late Missionary Cleric in South Sudan, Uganda Remembered for Refugee Apostolate

Nov 6, 2020

To the people of South Sudan and Uganda, Mexican-born Comboni Missionary Fr. Jesus Aranda Nava will be remembered most for his dedication to the poor refugees who he served until he met his death in Uganda earlier this week.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (left) and Vice-president Riek Machar (right) shake hands at the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in September 2018.

Church’s Intervention Needed to Fully Implement South Sudan’s 2018 Agreement: Official

Oct 30, 2020

The intervention of Church leaders in South Sudan is needed to chart the way to the full implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in September 2018, a Church official engaged by the Catholic Bishops in South Sudan has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese.

“Let our work not be accompanied by lies but by actions”: Bishop in South Sudan to Leaders

Oct 19, 2020

Those in leadership in the world’s youngest nation are to be guided by “truth and honesty,” fulfilling their promises and shunning the tendency to “tell many lies,” a Bishop in the nine-year-old East-Central African nation has urged.

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

Respect and Implement Peace Agreement, South Sudanese Bishop to Politicians

Jul 24, 2020

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.   

Caritas South Sudan volunteers at a past event / Caritas South Sudan Facebook

Over 900 Households Receive Boost from Caritas South Sudan to Engage in Farming

Jun 6, 2020

Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the Eastern Africa country, has given seeds and farm tools to over 900 households in the Catholic Diocese of Yei to improve livelihoods and to contribute to economic growth in the country.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of Yei Diocese, South Sudan

It is Hunger that will Kill People before COVID-19, Bishops in South Sudan, Sudan Warn

May 1, 2020

South Sudanese are worried about dying of hunger more than COVID-19 infections, a Bishop in the countries has told ACI Africa, expressing concerns over lockdown directives issued by the government.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of Yei Diocese, South Sudan

“Don’t return us to war, we are fed up”: South Sudanese Bishop to Unity Government Leaders

Feb 28, 2020

Few days after rival leaders in South Sudan formed a transitional coalition government to end years of political rivalry and conflict, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Diocese of Yei has called for servant leadership among coalition government leaders and urged the leaders in the East African country to work towards the long-awaited peace.