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DO NOT BE AFRAID: RISE ABOVE ADVERSITY!

Woman carries water home in Bor

  Message of Encouragement and Hope from the Catholic Bishops of South Sudan 16th June 2016   “Be strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afraid or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the ...

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Valiant Women

Loreto assembly

I write today of two women in South Sudan, one a missionary whose life was tragically ended in unprovoked violence last week; and one a young woman who, against the odds, has just graduated from Loreto School in Rumbek: two women of great character from very different backgrounds, whose own words convey strong and moving messages.   The first is ...

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A pleasant experience in Agrilatina

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Last month Sr. Rose, Responsible of the Agricultural Project in Riimenze, together  with Sr Yudith, Associate Executive Director, had the chance to visit Agrilatina, a  Company committed in Biodynamic Agriculture located in Latina (less than 100  kms south of  Rome). Biodynamic Agriculture is mainly based on the use of special natural preparations,  the care and love in processing and management of land. The ...

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Prayers for Br. Pascal Kawembe

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It was with great sadness that we announce the tragic death, in a car accident in Kenya, of their colleague and friend Br. Pascal Kawembe last May 29th. It is a great loss for our Solidarity Community. Our prayers are for Br Pascal and his family. We can only thank him for the precious support to Solidarity. May he rest in Peace. ...

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Solidarity with South Sudan at “Weaving Global Solidarity for Life” , UISG Plenary Assembly. (Rome, 09-13 May)

yp at uisg plenary

Solidarity with South Sudan inaugurated its first Photo Exhibit during the last UISG Plenary Assembly  on May 9th -13th that was held in Rome with the presence of 870 Superiors General of female congregations. It was an important occasion to share information and news of Solidarity and  South Sudan with all the participants . In a  permanent stand the Rome Office staff ...

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Growing Optimism

Queuing for baptism

Growing Optimism The first Vice-President and former leader of the Opposition during the civil war in South Sudan, Riek Machar, after many delays, has returned to South Sudan. There has been no unrest or violence in Juba following his return. The Transitional Government of National Unity has been formed.  Last week, I listened to the Archbishop of Juba speak with ...

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International Human Solidarity Day December 20th 2016

Life in contested border region of Abyei

  Solidarity is one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between people in this century and beyond. International Human Solidarity Day, December 20, was founded by the United Nations to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development in developing countries, in particular among the poorest segments of their populations. Hear the inspiring words of Anglican ...

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LETTER FROM BISHOP EDUARDO DURING UNREST IN YAMBIO

address by Bishop Hiiboro (640x480)

Ref. Period of enduring Hope and emerging Light in South Sudan’s darkness.   My dearest Sisters and brothers, As I began to think about what to write during this Holy Christmas and New Year seasons, I tried to do what many of us do when looking for the words to say: I wanted to go back into the files. But ...

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Testing Times

Displaced girl inside UN base in South Sudan

‘Despite the hardships and so many challenges they face, war affected communities show an extraordinary resilience. This, together with their faith, helps them to cope with the daily struggles’. So wrote Comboni Missionary from Brazil, Fr Raimundo, after his return from celebrating Christmas in the UN POC (Protection of Civilians) camp in Bentieu, the war ravaged capital of Unity State. ...

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Conflict : reasons for increasing Optimism

Displaced girl on bed in UN base

It was reported three days ago that the SPLA has begun assessing areas to move the army 25 kilometres outside Juba as stipulated in the peace agreement signed last month. The Chief of General Staff, Paul Malong and the head of the Presidential Guards, Marial Chanuong, with the help of a GPS company, have begun marking the coordinates of locations for ...

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