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South Sudan: Failure to Walk the Talk on Peace

In his message during the September 19 Eucharistic celebration, Bishop Tombe called for honesty on the part of security officers saying, “Our soldiers and police and armed groups, all of them, let us be truthful and not liars; we want peace, we talk peace, and we do war, insecurity.” 

The South Sudanese Bishop who has been at the helm of Yei Diocese since November 1986 noted that no one will believe the people of South Sudan because they are talking of peace while carrying out war.

Also speaking during the September 19 Eucharistic celebration at Christ the King Cathedral, the Secretary-General of Yei Diocese, Fr. Emmanuel Lodongo Sebit, called upon leaders to prioritize the interests of citizens over and above their own.

Making reference to the recent Pastoral Message of the Catholic Bishops in South Sudan, Fr. Sebit said, “We have to be servants in our leadership, servants in our families as father and mother, servants in our communities as elders and chiefs.”

“The Catholic Bishops of South Sudan call on us, a call to servant leadership, a style of leaders to serve the people, not to serve my own interest or the interest of my small clique, but the interest of the common good of all,” the member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese said.

Source: ACIAfrica

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