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Map of South Sudan (Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin)

UNA CASA IN DONO

21 December 2014 – (Christian Carlassare - Old Fangak) - Un altro Natale alle porte. E sempre la stessa profezia di Natan al re Davide letta nella quarta domenica di Avvento: “Una casa farà a te il Signore” (2 Sam 7,11). Una promessa di grandi speranze, soprattutto per tutti quei Sud Sudanesi che quest’anno non hanno una casa dove andare.

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JESUS IS BORN IN SOUTH SUDAN

20 December 2014 – (Fr. Luciano Perina – Wau) - Every child that is born in our world is like a little Jesus that renews Christmas among us. Sometimes this little Jesus smiles, when everything is fine and he feels good. But sometimes, instead, he looks rather gloomy, as if, coming among us, he found himself in a mess.

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ST. DANIEL COMBONI’S PLAN OF REGENERATION OF AFRICA BY AFRICA: “FROM FAILURE TO FULFILMENT”

18 December 2014 – Fr. Francesco Chemello, a Comboni Missionary working in Leer mission, writes an interesting reflection and historical note on the Plan of Daniel Comboni for the Regeneration of Africa, which was made 150 year ago, and on FANDAH-EL-ELIAB (the Comboni Writings and Liab Village) in the context of the celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the Plan itself.

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FULL DETAILS OF OCTOBER SPLA-IO BENTIU CHURCH MASSACRE

19 December 2014 – (radiotamazuj.org -19 Dec.) - Below is an excerpt from a United Nations human rights report describing the 29 October killings of 11 civilians, including 8 taken from a Catholic church, in Bentiu allegedly carried out by SPLA-In Opposition forces, as well as the rape of at least 20 women. The entire report is available for download below.

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IN S. SUDAN, CHURCHES STRUGGLE TO KEEP ROLE AS TRUSTED PEACEMAKERS

17 December 2014 – (By Jason Patinkin - www.csmonitor.com - 16 Dec. 2014) - South Sudan's civil war recently entered its second year. Unlike in past wars, church leaders here are having an increasingly hard time participating in peace talks and mediation.

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SUD SUDAN: UNA PREGHIERA PER LA PACE

18 December 2014 – (Davide de Michelis - vaticaninsider.lastampa.it) - A un anno dall’inizio del conflitto, le comunità religiose invocano la fine del conflitto. I colloqui di pace proseguono, ma senza risultati. Nelle prossime settimane gli scontri di potrebbero intensificare.

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