Recently, South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir met with rebel leader Riek Machar, and the two parties agreed on a coalition to help stabilize the region and form a transitional government by the 12th of November of this year.
When South Sudan split away from Sudan in 2011, the region had
Each year, the World Health Summit brings together 2,500 high-level participants from 100 countries around the world to discuss opportunities and responsibilities in improving global health. This year, Aurora Prize Laureate and Chair of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Dr. Tom Catena will speak at the summit to reflect on his
Bringing peace to South Sudan has been a focus of Pope Francis over the past 2 years. As an advocate for human rights and justice in the region, Pope Francis hosted country leaders at the Vatican including President Salva Kiir. Pope Francis has not yet visited South Sudan but according
South Sudan is set to receive a one million euro donation from the Italian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (Conferenza Episcopale Italian, CEI.) The funds are pledged “in favor of the people of South Sudan” according to the conference and targeted to aid multiple humanitarian issues.
This marks the fourth year in
Tuesday, July 9 marked the eight anniversary of South Sudan’s independence. The occasion is a reminder of tragedy and struggle in the countries quest for peace. Sr. Joan Mumaw, president and chief administrative officer for Friends in Solidarity shared her view of South Sudan’s current state with the Global Sisters
According to the president of the Sudanese Bishops’ Conference, in order to achieve peace in South Sudan, patience and humility must be shown by both its leaders. The conference’s president Bishop Kussala recently spoke with the Catholic News Agency about the current situation in Sudan and what local bishops have
Almost seven million South Sudanese civilians are at risk and face a critical lack of food according to a new report released by the South Sudanese government and the United Nations. Almost two million people are near starvation nine months after a peace deal ended the five-year civil war.
More than 100 people have been killed and more than 325 people were injured after a violent crackdown by Sudan’s security forces on pro-democracy protesters in the capital.
According to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, an organization that helped organize protests, 40 bodies had been pulled from the River
Ave Maria, the parish church outside Mupoi, South Sudan, was abandoned at the beginning of Sudan’s civil war and then ransacked. Now, two strong-willed Spanish missionaries are working to rebuild it, and hope to turn in a continental Marian Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Combonian missionaries built the
In a surprising gesture, Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of several South Sudanese leaders in a plea for peace in the country.
During the two-day retreat at the Vatican, Pope Francis told South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar that he was praying for them