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At the Half Maraton to support SOUTH SUDAN

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Last Sunday, in Rome, 2,000 people took part in the half-marathon and almost 4,000 people signed up for the 5k “fun run,” according to Msgr. Melchor Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, undersecretary of pontifical council and head of the office’s section on sport. Priests, nuns, the differently-abled, refugees and parents pushing kids in strollers were just some of those who ...

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Small Christian Communities Changing Lives in South Sudan

Photo Credit: Paul Jeffrey

    Last Aug 31st “Catholic News Agency for Africa” posted an article explaing how small Christian Communities are changing lives in South Sudan.   You can click on the following link to read the article.   http://www.canaafrica.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1015:small-christian-communities-changing-lives-in-south-sudan-testimony-from-a-missionary-at-st-joseph-parish-narus&catid=16:latestnews&Itemid=103&lang=en

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A Cup of Tea

Photo credits: Paul Jeffrey

The basic things we need for daily living we often simply assume they will be there. Not so in South Sudan where very little can be taken for granted. When I first came to South Sudan in 2009, I lived in Malakal. Most people there cooked on charcoal but we were lucky enough to be able to use gas. It ...

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Via Pacis – Rome, Sep 17th 2017

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“Solidarity with South Sudan”  in association with JRS , will take part in the next Half Marathon in Rome for Education in South Sudan. Peace, Integration, Inclusion, Solidarity: these are the principles inspiring Rome Half Marathon VIA PACIS, an event promoted by Roma Capitale and the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Dicastery of the Holy See, in collaboration with FIDAL ...

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(Not) Celebrating the Sixth Anniversary of South Sudan Independence

Next Sunday, we should celebrate the Sixth Anniversary of South Sudan Independence . But the anniversary is so sad: the internal situation is so critical, due to insecurity and famine. South Sudan is always in our mind: this video briefly explains the current situation in South Sudan and what we can do as “Agent of Peace”. Show you care, #southsudanwecare (Thanks ...

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Papal Encouragement

Catholic sister trains teachers in South Sudan

Yesterday, in Rome, Pope Francis offered direct support to our ministry in South Sudan – more than €100,000 to our Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio where there are 124 student from various tribes in South Sudan and Nuba mountains, living in residence and training together to become primary school teachers. It was very pleasing also to see the Pope ...

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Statement on active nonviolence

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The Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan (RSASS) released a statement on April 28 on active nonviolence as a way to build lasting peace in South Sudan. In this statement, RSASS acknowledges that South Sudan is entrenched in violence and in a deep economic and humanitarian crisis. Despite this, RSASS encourages the people of South Sudan to remain hopeful and to ...

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Prayer for Peace in South Sudan

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From the beginning of the civil clashes in December 2013, in South Sudan there is a season of endless violence. In these months of attacks, people have been displaced, brutalised, raped. Thousands of South Sudaneses decided to migrate in the nearest countries. For the ones who remain in their country the situation is unbearable without humanitarian helps. Currently, the situation ...

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