South Sudanese Civil War

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Pan Ngath Orphanage (run by the Missionary Sisters of Charity) in Rumbek, South Sudan.

One year after papal visit, South Sudan still plagued by violence

Feb 16, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

More than a year after Pope Francis visited South Sudan, the country is still plagued with high levels of violent... Read more

Pope Francis greets a young boy a Mass in Juba, South Sudan on Feb. 5, 2023.

Pope at Mass in South Sudan: In the name of Jesus, lay down the weapons of hatred

Feb 5, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged Christians in the war-torn South Sudan to make a decisive contribution to changing history by refusing to... Read more

Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, is partnering with the Catholic University of South Sudan (shown in the photo above) in the city of Yambia.

Partnership focused on peace links Seton Hall to South Sudanese university

Nov 8, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Seton Hall University and the Catholic University of South Sudan have entered into a partnership aimed at fostering student and... Read more

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019.

South Sudan security concerns remain high as peace process takes a step forward

Feb 28, 2020

By Courtney Mares

After a newly formed unity government for South Sudan was sworn in last week, security concerns in the world’s newest... Read more

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019.

Pope Francis: Peace is possible in South Sudan

Apr 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Thursday told the formerly warring leaders of South Sudan that peace is possible in their fledgling country through... Read more

South Sudanese refugees queue to receive water at a refugee camp near Kosti, Sudan, June 2017.

Christian refugees reportedly forced to say Muslim prayers for food in Sudan

Sep 18, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Christian children in Sudanese refugee camps are reportedly being given food only after they recite Muslim prayers, a papal aid... Read more

South Sudanese refugees arrive at refugee camps in Uganda.

No end in sight as Uganda receives one million South Sudanese refugees

Aug 17, 2017

The tally of South Sudanese refugees entering Uganda for shelter and safety marked 1 million this week, in what is... Read more

Catholics at a camp for internally displaced persons near Malakal, South Sudan, Jan. 13, 2016.

South Sudanese bishops call for food aid, peace negotiations

Feb 28, 2017

The bishops of South Sudan issued a call last Thursday for dialogue between the warring factions in the country, and... Read more