WE ARE CALLED TO GO AND PREACH – HYMN

This hymn was composed on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of the Comboni Missionaries (1867-2017) by Fr. Guido Oliana, Mccj (Juba, February 2017). It is sung by a group of seminarians of the Major Seminary of Juba and by a Comboni Sister and her friend.               WE ARE CALLED TO […]

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LIVING COMBONI INSTITUTE’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY: AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL IN SOUTH SUDAN

16 February 2017 – Fr. Louis Okot Tony, the Provincial Superior of the Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan, writes to his fellow missionaries as he begins his three years term as Provincial, to express his gratitude, to encourage them in the making of a six year plan for the mission and to live the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of […]

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‘THE SITUATION KAJO-KEJI’S PEOPLE LIVE IS A VIOLATION AGAINST HUMAN DIGNITY’, SAYS RELIGIOUS LEADER

09 February 2017 – Fr. Jesus Aranda, the parish priest of the Catholic Sacred Heart Parish in South Sudan’s Kajo-Keji has said in a communication that he and the other missionaries working in that area are all fine. However, they “feel afflicted, downhearted and sad for what has taken place in Kajo-Keji County over the past few weeks”. In January […]

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY, 8 FEBRUARY: PASTORAL LETTER OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE

              Pastoral Letter of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference Launching Human Trafficking Awareness Day, 8 February, Feast of St Josephine Bakhita – to be read on Sunday, 5 or 12 February 2017. In the image of God we were created, male and female we were created.   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, […]

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RELIGIOUS PEOPLE CELEBRATE ‘WORLD DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE’ IN WAR-TORN SOUTH SUDAN

01 February 2017 – The Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan (RSASS) will hold a special celebration to mark the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the Day of Consecrated Life this Thursday, 2 February. Brother Daniel Loding Onek, the General Superior of the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Martin de Porres and the Vice-Chairperson of RSASS, […]

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SOUTH SUDAN: TRAGIC VICTIMS

30 January 2017 – (By Bill Firman) – Last year, the SPLA rebels several times came through the peaceful rural community of Riimenze in South Sudan where we have our large agricultural project and other pastoral ministries. They were forcibly trying to recruit new members. The people would run to the bush to avoid them. This year, on New Year’s […]

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Massive exodus of Kajo-Keji population

Emmanuel A., a resident of Lomin, Kajo-Keji, has informed that on Sunday, 22 January 2017, “Christians gathered for their Sunday prayers in Modikolok chapel and at around 11:00 am some armed men in military uniforms arrived and told people to leave the chapel because they were looking for armed rebels”. The source further informed that “when people were leaving the […]

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Vocation is making common cause – a reflection

(By Christian Carlassare) – Fr. Christian Carlassare is a Comboni missionary who has been working in South Sudan for a number of years and has just initiated a new ministry to promote Christian vocations in the Church. He is also a formator at the Pre-postulancy ‘Barnaba Deng House’ in Moroyok, Juba, a house established for the training of new missionaries. […]

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