Yambio, South Sudan, Dec 14, 2016 / 03:04 am
The Jubilee Year of Mercy was observed throughout the world but one bishop in South Sudan, suffering from war and famine, said it was especially needed in his country.
"That was so timely for us in South Sudan, that a people have to learn to forgive one another," Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio told CNA of Pope Francis' proclamation of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which lasted Dec. 8, 2015 to Nov. 20, 2016.
"And we find that forgiveness to be the key to solving much of the problems in our country," he added. "It's not easy for serious crimes, for individuals or for families to forgive. This is a process," and one that the Church is "continually talking to people" about.
Bishop Kussala's diocese is in the West Equatoria State, where he works with the Sudan Relief Fund to bring needed supplies those in his local Church.