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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Force is not the only weapon for peace

07 January 2017 – (By Emmanuel Angunzu Lagu and Moses Oburak) – On 1st January 2017, the New Year restored hope and courage among the citizens in Kajo-Keji. Christians from different chapels around Sacred Heart Parish Lomin, in the Catholic Diocese of Yei, turned up for a social gathering to show love and celebrate the joy of the new year […]

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Not so happy Christmas in South Sudan

18 December 2016 – (By Bill Firman) – Christmas is coming and we all have various expectations for a ‘happy time’. The world over, including in South Sudan, atheists, agnostics and many adherents to other non-Christian faiths, as well as Christians, celebrate Christmas holidays, just as here we also celebrate all the Muslim feasts. One item of which we do […]

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