“The Christians are suffering greatly. Our priests are also experiencing many hardships. In some parishes there are only straw huts, no electricity or water,” Archbishop Ameyu is quoted as saying in the Tuesday, December 7 ACN report.
The South Sudanese Archbishop adds, “In places that do not have a church, the people come together to pray in the shade of the trees. But the people are coming in large numbers, the faith is strong.”
ACN notes that in South Sudan, reportedly one of the poorest counties in the world, two-thirds of the population is dependent on humanitarian aid.