FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR MESSAGE RELEASED

Published by Vatican Radio – (www.news.va – 13 June 2017) – The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis’ message for the First World Day of the Poor which will be observed later this year on the 19th of November. Please find the English translation of the message below: Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the First World Day of […]

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COMBONI MISSIONARIES CELEBRATING 150TH ANNIVERSARY: IN FIDELITY TO GOD WHO CALLS US TO SHARE HIS PASSION FOR THE POOR

“The missionary who lacks a strong awareness of God and a lively interest in his glory and the good of souls is without the right attitude for his ministry, and will end by finding himself in a kind of emptiness and intolerable isolation”. – St. Daniel  Comboni Thirty years have gone by since I first encountered Fr. Sina Ottorino Philip, […]

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THE ANNIVERSARY OF A ‘LONG LOVE STORY’: 150 YEARS OF COMBONI MISSIONARY PRESENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN

On Saturday 10 June, Fr Francis Chemello, a Comboni Missionary, presented his new book to an audience of more than 100 invited guests. Some were diocesan clergy, religious and lay faithful. There were also about 30 students of Juba Comboni Secondary School. The book is entitled “The Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan – An Outline History”.  It has two parts. […]

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COMBONI MISSIONARIES IN SOUTH SUDAN CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF FOUNDATION OF THEIR MISSIONARY INSTITUTE

The Comboni Missionaries in Juba, South Sudan, joined the congregation of St. Theresa Cathedral in the country’s capital city, on the feast of Pentecost, to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Comboni Missionary Institute for Africa, which was founded by St. Daniel Comboni on 1 June 1867. The Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Juba, Santo Loku […]

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A VIOLENT CANCER

By Bill Firman – Solidarity with South Sudan – When violence erupted in Juba in December 2013, it spread quickly to only three of the ten states that then existed in South Sudan: Upper Nile, Unity State and Jonglei State. The fighting was intense and a town such as Malakal, in Upper Nile State, was successively under opposition and government […]

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SOUTH SUDAN: WAR-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES TRAINED TO FORM JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMITTEES

Over 150 grassroots church leaders from war-affected communities in South Sudan’s Bentiu and Juba have attended a two days training in three different workshops. They were instructed how to use a Justice and Peace Manual and how to establish a Justice and Peace Committee in their communities. The three training workshops were conducted in the period of 04-13 May 2017 […]

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THE LONG VIEW

By Bill Firman – Solidarity with South Sudan – I returned from home leave a little over a month ago and have just completed trips within South Sudan from Juba to Rumbek, Wau, Yambio and Riimenze, for various meetings. This country is truly in a horrible mess and many people are suffering. As I ponder the situation, however, words from Bishop Kenneth […]

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YOUNG COMBONI MISSIONARIES CELEBRATE MASS WITH THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY OF GONDOKORO, SOUTH SUDAN

A group of young Comboni missionaries who evangelize in different missions across South Sudan has attended a five days workshop on “personal integration of values and communication dynamics in the mission”. Fr. Christian presiding over the Eucharist at Gondokoro The group of young evangelisers, brothers and priests, meets every other year to share missionary experiences and reflect on a particular […]

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