South Sudan: The Amazing Story of Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron
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South Sudan: The Amazing Story of Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron

The Peace Village also started people talking. Peace committees wereorganized in every settlement over a large area in the southeast ofthe nascent country. Regular meetings provide an early warning system,identifying tensions before they lead to violence. “The committees work hard,” said Albano Louis, a Toposa chief inKorokochom. “People share their grievances, and we work hard…

Malakal, South Sudan: Concrete Gestures towards Reconciliation
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Malakal, South Sudan: Concrete Gestures towards Reconciliation

Sister Elena Balatti, of the Comboni Missionaries, is Coordinator of the Office for Integral Human Development (Caritas) in the diocese of Malakal. Her commitment is humanitarian and in defence of human rights. She works in the field of justice and peace, networking with many other people in South Sudan and in close contact with a…

South Sudan: Oil Companies in the Dock for War Crimes
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South Sudan: Oil Companies in the Dock for War Crimes

Investigations leading to these charges began in 2010 following a report by PAX, a Dutch NGO, which the former implementing agency for the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS), on Lundin’s activities in the region. The report entitled Unpaid Debt, alleged that members of the Lundin Consortium, including OMV AG  (Austria) and Petronas (Malaysia), may have…

South Sudan: ‘Faith Growing Amid Hardship’- Archbishop Stephen Ameyu
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South Sudan: ‘Faith Growing Amid Hardship’- Archbishop Stephen Ameyu

“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…

Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray
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Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray

The hyper-local peace initiatives represented by the Women’s Union andthe Peace Committee are a step towards creating the conditions forreconciliation. “The workshops and meetings have borne some fruit,even if it’s still very little,” said Gong, the Shilluk chief. But valuable though local engagement is, it takes time to healdivisions that run as deep as those…

South Sudan: Pope Sends Aid to Victims Flood Hit Diocese of Malakal
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South Sudan: Pope Sends Aid to Victims Flood Hit Diocese of Malakal

VATICAN, OCTOBER 5, 2021 (CISA)-The Holy Father is sending financial aid to the populations that have been affected by flooding in the Catholic Diocese of Malakal, South Sudan, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced on October 4. “Following the heavy rains and devastating floods that hit South Sudan last August, displacing over…

South Sudan: Failure to Walk the Talk on Peace
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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…

South Sudan: Two Religious Sisters Killed in Ambush
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South Sudan: Two Religious Sisters Killed in Ambush

The killing of two Catholic nuns along a South Sudan highway Aug. 16 has shocked sisters and supporters throughout several African nations, Rome and the United States. Srs. Mary Daniel Abut and Regina Roba were South Sudanese members of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in the Juba Archdiocese. They were in a bus returning…

South Sudan: Bishops Request Seat at Peace Negotiation Table
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South Sudan: Bishops Request Seat at Peace Negotiation Table

In an article published on the formal communications platform for AMECEA, the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of Juba said that “Since the signing of revitalized peace agreement, we as bishops of South Sudan had not paid visit to the president and we thought it better to…

South Sudan Ten Year On: Teetering on the Edge
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South Sudan Ten Year On: Teetering on the Edge

Is there any hope for my country? I believe that there is, and that is rooted in the Church, to which two-thirds of the population belong, with the Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches as the largest. Working with Muslim leaders and traditional religions, we are almost the only institution that people trust. If this pandemic…

South Sudan: Decade after Independence Country ‘Bleeding Slowly’ – Archbishop
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South Sudan: Decade after Independence Country ‘Bleeding Slowly’ – Archbishop

“It truly a difficult time for us, the people of South Sudan. Our hearts continue to groan with pain, anguish, turmoil, despair and misery as lives are lost every day in every corner of the country,” said a statement from the South Sudan Council of Churches. The council said “conflict has become the context in…