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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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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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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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PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF SOUTH SUDAN

Refugees in Riimenze

  “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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Not So Happy Christmas in South Sudan

Photo Credits: Paul Jeffrey

Christmas is coming and we all have various expectations for a ‘happy time’. The world over, including in South Sudan, atheists, agnostics and many adherents to other non-Christian faiths, as well as Christians, celebrate Christmas holidays, just as here we also celebrate all the Muslim feasts. One item of which we do have an oversupply in South Sudan is public ...

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A gift of hope for the people of South Sudan

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The project of the combined Religious in South Sudan to build a centre for human, pastoral and spiritual formation, peace building and trauma healing for South Sudanese and church personnel – lay, clergy and religious – at Kit near Juba, South Sudan, was launched officially by Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro on  11th October 2014. Thanks to the drive and energy of Fr Daniele ...

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