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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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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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Bishops of South Sudan visit Pope Francis

Bishops visiting Pope Francis

From Sudan Tribune; January 22, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudanese and Sudanese archbishops who visited Pope Francis of Catholic Vatican city said they had extended invitation to him to visit the two neighbouring, formerly one country. Vatican Radio reported that Pope Francis met with the bishops of Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday, shortly before his weekly general audience. The ...

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Meeting of Pope Francis with the President of South Sudan

2015-11-28 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held a private 15-minute meeting with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Friday, in Uganda’s statehouse. Fr. Federico Lombardi, the head of the Holy See Press Office, said “It was a private meeting.” South Sudan declared its independence from Sudan in 2011, and has suffered from a civil war since late 2013. The ...

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Wau Catholic Health Institute Graduates Nurses

Foto James Dimo

By James Deng Dimo WAU 24, November 2015 [Gurtong] - The Wau Catholic Health Institute in Western Bahr el Ghazal State on Tuesday graduated 19 students who successfully completed their 3 year nursing course. 25 November 2015 Graduates during the graduation ceremony held in Wau The government of Western Bahr el Ghazal State has assured the graduates of employment.James Ukello ...

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  11 October 2015 – Religious Leaders and Elders in Yambio have issued a mutual combined press statement to call for peace and calm in the region. Read below the full statement Mutual Combined Press Statement of call for calm in Western Equatoria State and Republic of South Sudan Yambio, October 7th 2015 We the Religious Leaders and Elders in Yambio ...

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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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Teacher Training Students and The book of forgiving by Desmond Tutu

The book of forgiving_

Sr Carmita Cabrera, MCC, who teaches CRE at the Teacher Training College in Yambio, Western Equatoria, used ‘the book of forgiveness’ by Bishop Desmond Tutu in her class and the students shared the message each week with the college community at the Friday assembly. The books came to South Sudan thanks to the generosity of some South Sudanese women in the USA who wanted the ...

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Let There Be Peace!

Praying for peace

The international community, set a dead-line of August 17 for the leaders of the rival, military factions in South Sudan to reach a peace agreement.  Since fighting erupted on December 15th, 2013, there have been four previous signed agreements, plus several other less formal attempts, that simply were not effective. Meanwhile, according to UN agency OCHA, 1,606,385 people have registered as ...

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