Juba, South Sudan: Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Installed
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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…

Apostles of Jesus: Congregation Emerges from Suspension by Vatican
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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…

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

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

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

South Sudan: Appointment of Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Confirmed
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South Sudan: Appointment of Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Confirmed

Sr. Jecinter Antoinette Okoth, FSSA AMECEA 6th March 2020 Following the earlier appointment of Bishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese as the new Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, the Holy Father has on Friday, March 6, reconfirmed the appointment. “I am here on behalf of the Holy See, being delegated…

South Sudan: New Peace Deal Opens Way for Papal Visit
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South Sudan: New Peace Deal Opens Way for Papal Visit

According to Paolo Impagliazzo, who was present at the ceremony in his capacity as secretary general and South Sudan delegate for the Rome-based Sant’Egidio community, Catholics in the country “are really waiting for the visit of Pope Francis.” The pope has taken a keen interest in South Sudan, appealing often for peace and organizing days…

South Sudan: Reduction in Number of States Significant Step in Peace Process
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South Sudan: Reduction in Number of States Significant Step in Peace Process

“After a thorough deliberation on the subject matter and in the interest of peace and stability in the country, the presidency … resolved to return the country to ten (10) States and their previous respective counties; plus three (3) administrative areas,” the statement from South Sudan Presidency dated February 14 seen by ACI Africa reads….

Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Juba 7/7
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Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Juba 7/7

New Year’s greetings with bullets. It looks like a ‘live’ report from the war front, with a Mill Hill missionary as reporter. A message from Alfons ter Beke from Juba in South Sudan, 1989. Paul de Schipper   “I live in a city of 250,000 people, Juba, in South Sudan. The city is surrounded. Soldiers are brought…

Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Umbeddah  6/7
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Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Umbeddah 6/7

Tragic Accident Journalist Paul de Schipper traveled to Africa for the first time in 1985, ended up in the ‘heart of darkness’ and met a toiling ‘light bulb’: Alfons ter Beke mhm, missionary in Sudan from 1983 to 1998, now retired in Vrijland, The Netherlands . Sitting in a wheelchair. Apparently absent, yet poignantly present: with a smile.  Because still perstistently socially involved….

Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Khartoum 5/7
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Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Khartoum 5/7

Bin Laden’s neighbor  Journalist Paul de Schipper traveled to Africa for the first time in 1985, ended up in the ‘heart of darkness’ and met a toiling ‘light bulb’: Alfons ter Beke mhm, missionary in Sudan from 1983 to 1998, now retired in Vrijland, The Netherlands . Sitting in a wheelchair. Apparently absent, yet poignantly present: with a smile.  Because still perstistently socially…

Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Juba 4/7
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Sudan’s ‘Field Hospital’ Church: The Story of Alfons ter Beke MHM in Juba 4/7

“A wind full of fire blew us away Journalist Paul de Schipper traveled to Africa for the first time in 1985, ended up in the ‘heart of darkness’ and met a toiling ‘light bulb’: Alfons ter Beke mhm, missionary in Sudan from 1983 to 1998, now retired in Vrijland, The Netherlands . Sitting in a wheelchair. Apparently absent, yet poignantly present: with a…