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Children in South Sudan.

South Sudanese bishop: It takes unity to achieve peace

Apr 10, 2017

The president of the Sudanese Catholic Bishops’ Conference called on leaders in South Sudan’s Bahr El Ghazal region to fight... Read more

South Sudan bishop says nation's prayers must provoke change

Mar 16, 2017

Amid war, displacement and hunger, South Sudan's day of prayer must lead to true repentance, a leading Catholic bishop has... Read more


Want to end child soldiers? Stop fighting, South Sudanese archbishop says

Oct 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

Archbishop Paulino Luduku Loro of Jubo, South Sudan has said that when it comes to the dramatic and widespread phenomena... Read more

With South Sudan on the brink of civil war, here's what Church leaders are saying

Jul 12, 2016

Heavy fighting in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, prompted Church leaders in the country to issue a statement... Read more

A ditch filled with sewage and garbage in a street of South Sudan.

It's time to put the heat on South Sudan's leaders, bishop says

Jan 28, 2016

By Elise Harris

Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale joined his brother prelates from South Sudan and Sudan for a time of rest and... Read more

Over 2,500 civilians sought refuge at the base of the UN Mission in South Sudan March 6, 2013 after violence broke out in Pibor, Jonglei State.

Catholic religious in South Sudan plead for peace

May 20, 2014

The Catholic religious congregations of South Sudan have urged their countrymen to reject violence, calling on the country’s leaders to... Read more

[Graphic] A pile of bodies from the recent massacre in Bentiu, South Sudan. Photo courtesy of the Office of Rep. Frank Wolf.

US urged to act before South Sudan violence becomes genocide (Graphic Photo)

May 2, 2014

Describing reports of atrocities coming out of South Sudan, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) called Wednesday for immediate action to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

Mar 24, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to... Read more

Father Joseph Otto of St. Theresa Parish in Magwi, Southern Sudan says hello to some children. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS.

Churches critical to development of South Sudan, author says

Mar 6, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

With unique knowledge and solidarity with the people, churches play an essential role in helping cultural development in South Sudan,... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan

Feb 19, 2014

Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Christian aid group zeros-in on helping South Sudan victims

Feb 10, 2014

Christian aid organization Sudan Relief Fund is helping thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons with supply water and other... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Bishops say South Sudan faces decisive moment after conflict

Feb 2, 2014

The Catholic bishops of Sudan and South Sudan have said South Sudan is at a turning point, urging repentance and... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

Amid violence, South Sudan Catholics outline steps to peace

Jan 10, 2014

Voicing “anguish and dismay” at the deteriorating situation in South Sudan, a Catholic bishop shared his diocese’s ten proposals to... Read more

Refugees from South Sudan.

South Sudanese Christians call for end to violence

Jan 4, 2014

Christian leaders in South Sudan have responded to new violence with a call for peace and reconciliation, urging their countrymen... Read more