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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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South Sudan: the role of the Church and its Action Plan for Peace

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          Father Michael Perry, Minister General of the Order of the Friars Minor, coming back from Juba, released an interesting interview to Radio Vaticana about the role of Church and its action plan for Peace in South Sudan. Following the link: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/03/13/south_sudan__the_role_of_the_church_and_its_action_plan_for/1298263

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PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF SOUTH SUDAN

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  “A VOICE CRIES IN THE WILDERNESS” PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF SOUTH SUDAN TO THE FAITHFUL AND PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight” (Mark 1:3).   Preamble These words of the prophet Isaiah, quoted by the evangelists Matthew and Mark, ...

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Tragic Victims

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Last August, I wrote about the good news, the positive situation in Riimenze, South Sudan. Today that situation no longer exists. Has the agriculture project collapsed? No. The people are simply the victims of a callous civil war in which they have never wanted to participate.  The situation is not hopeless. Several of our religious congregations and donor partners have ...

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EMERGENCY IN RIIMENZE

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During the last 3 weeks, the local people on the road between Makpundu and Yambio have fled either to Yambio or Riimenze. Our people and our property are undamaged but dreadful suffering has been inflicted on the usually peaceful community of Riimenze where we have our large agriculture project and other pastoral works for that local community.   Up until now we are ...

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