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
The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary were founded three decades ago in southern Sudan. But to most who know them, they are called the “Blue Sisters” for the bright color of their habits.
In the South Sudanese Diocese of Tombura Yambio, Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala tasked them with providing
Pope Francis has described the Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka as acts of “cruel violence” and has pledged his solidarity with the country’s Christian community.
During an Easter Sunday, Urbi et Orbi address – “to the City and to the World” – Francis responded to the wave of