12th July 2020

Juba, South Sudan: ‘Build Bridges of Friendship’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu to Christians and Muslims on occasion of Eid

“We as Christians and Muslims are called to open ourselves to others, knowing and recognizing them as brothers and sisters,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu said Friday, May 22. “We can tear down walls raised out of fear and ignorance and seek together to build bridges of friendship that are fundamental for the good of all humanity,” Archbishop Ameyu added. The South Sudanese Prelate was addressing journalists … Read more

South Sudan: Paride Taban 40 years a Bishop

I was ordained a priest on 24th May 1964 and ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Juba Archdiocese on 4th May 1980 and was appointed the Bishop Ordinary of Torit Diocese on 7th August 1983. I retired from the administration of the Catholic Diocese of Torit on 12th April 2004 in order to found the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron. This is to keep my motto … Read more

Juba, South Sudan: ‘Reconciliation is the only Remedy to this Broken Nation’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu

“South Sudan is a broken nation. The families of this nation are broken. The ethnic communities of this nation are broken. Individual citizens are broken. This nation needs special God’s intervention. Reconciliation is the only remedy to this broken nation,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of Juba Archdiocese wrote in his Easter message addressed “to all faithful people of God” in Juba and in the diocese of … Read more

From South Sudan

Prayerful greetings to all our beloved Parishioners of Holy Rosary. Tomorrow, Sunday, the Church celebrates PALM Sunday. Due to COVID19 we’re unable to hold Masses as usual in our Chapels/Centers but the BLESSED PALMS will be at your different Chapels/Centers from 8AM till 6PM. As a sign of welcoming Christ in our Lives/Homes/Communities – We KEEP Blessed Palms in our homes. Thus, at your convenience … Read more

Juba, South Sudan: Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Installed

Until his appointment as the Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese on December 12, Archbishop Ameyu recalled that he “was simply a priest, a staff, a teacher at St. Paul’s Major Seminary and I wanted to remain so for the whole of my life as teacher.” Recalling the events of the months following his appointment, the 56-year-old South Sudanese Prelate invited all in attendance to “pray … Read more

Apostles of Jesus: Congregation Emerges from Suspension by Vatican

AJ, the first religious missionary congregation to be founded in Africa, had its activities suspended by the Vatican, through a decree issued by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life dated June 21, 2018, placing the society under a Pontifical Commission of inquiry. The Vatican-based Dicastery, which took over all duties of AJ leadership and undertook to conduct investigation into behavior … Read more

Juba, South Sudan: Background to Controversy over New Archbishop’s Appointment

Relying on sources in Juba and seeking to make sense of the protests against the planned installation of the Archbishop elect, slated to take place this Sunday, March 22, the new Archbishop seems to have his work cut out, ACI Africa has gathered from multiple sources. It is the untold story of lamentations about a Church institution endowed with so much, human and other, but, … Read more

Controversial Appointment New Archbishop of Juba : Retired Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Weighs in

“I urge all diocesan priests, religious and faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba to refrain from violent activities and (desist) from violent threats and hostilities,” the 79-year-old South Sudanese prelate read his statement. “We must avoid divisive politics and reckless utterances which lead to animosity and violence,” he added and urged “our young people not to engage in acts of violence against whichever group.” … Read more

Juba, South Sudan: Protests against Archbishop-Elect Turn Violent

On Sunday afternoon, a group of Catholic youth attached to St. Theresa’s Cathedral Parish, Kator, of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, identified as members from the dominant ethnic group of the Archdiocese, the Bari, stormed the residence of priests at the parish, beating up and injuring one cleric while two managed to flee. “The priest was attacked in his house and dragged to the Cathedral church … Read more

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