Pope Francis: Visit to Congo and South Sudan Still On
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Pope Francis: Visit to Congo and South Sudan Still On

Pope Francis is in contact with the head of the Anglican Communion and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in view of realizing their postponed ecumenical trip to South Sudan. In a conversation with reporters on the flight from Rome to Kazakhstan on September 13, the Holy Father said he recently had a zoom…

Malakal, South Sudan: Armed Forces Peace Building Efforts
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Malakal, South Sudan: Armed Forces Peace Building Efforts

The first unified troops who graduated on August 30 in South Sudan need to be guided by the “Spirit of peace” for a successful mission, a Catholic Nun serving in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal has said. On August 30, South Sudan graduated over 21,000 new troops that are to constitute a unified national army, police, and…

Malakal, South Sudan: Intertribal Violence Condemned
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Malakal, South Sudan: Intertribal Violence Condemned

Religious leaders in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State have “strongly” condemned the ongoing clashes between armed factions in Tonga town and neighboring areas in Panyikang County, a territory covered by the Catholic Diocese of Malakal. In their Wednesday, August 24 collective statement, the faith leaders describe the ongoing tribal clashes as an “unnecessary war” and…

South Sudan: Retired Bishop Taban Beacon of Hope and Role Model
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South Sudan: Retired Bishop Taban Beacon of Hope and Role Model

In the 2022 article titled, “A Beacon of Hope in a Troubled Context: Sketches of the Life of Mons. Paride Taban, Shepherd and Bridge-builder”, Mr. Torres explores the life of the 86-year-old retired South Sudanese Bishop, and aligns his Episcopal ministry to the country’s struggles to bring about positive social transformation in a conflict situation….

Pax Christi: Online Prayer Service for DR Congo and South Sudan
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Pax Christi: Online Prayer Service for DR Congo and South Sudan

On Monday 25 July, 16h00 Rome (10 AM East Coast) join Pax Christi International and the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission of the Union of International Superiors General-Union of Superiors General (UISG-USG) for a special online prayer service for the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South…

Malakal, South Sudan – Dancing for Peace
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Malakal, South Sudan – Dancing for Peace

Peacemaking has a distinctly African rhythm in the camp for displaced persons in the United Nations base in Malakal, South Sudan. Inside the camp’s crowded Catholic Church, young people are dancing. In a country at war, they say they’re dancing for peace. “I like to dance,” said Vivian James, a teenager in the sprawling camp…

South Sudan: Pope’s Planned Ecumenical Visit Unique
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South Sudan: Pope’s Planned Ecumenical Visit Unique

n a Thursday, May 19 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Jim Greene who is the Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS) said the coming of Pope Francis to South Sudan is “a huge occasion” for the people of God in the country.  “It’s a huge occasion for the rejoicing of Bishops, Priests, and Laity. The ecumenical approach…

South Sudan: Papal Visit Boost to Stalling Peace Process
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South Sudan: Papal Visit Boost to Stalling Peace Process

Expectations are high in South Sudan after the recent announcement that Pope Francis is scheduled to make his long-awaited visit to the country in July, bringing what many hope will be a message of comfort and also a fresh boost to the national peace process. Speaking to Crux, Irish Sister Orla Treacy said that the general…

Pope to Visit DR Congo and South Sudan in July
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Pope to Visit DR Congo and South Sudan in July

Fulfilling a promise made years ago, Pope Francis this July will visit South Sudan, a country torn by a civil war. He will also visit the Democratic Republic of Congo. “At the invitation of their respective Heads of State and Bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of…