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South Sudan: ‘There are times when riches prove to be a curse’


“There are times when riches prove to be a curse. South Sudan has oil fields, but the profits do not trickle down to the people.”

A catechist heals the spiritual wounds of South Sudan refugees


“Many of them are filled with hate and thoughts of revenge. I talk to them about forgiveness.”

A bishop-elect is shot in South Sudan


“South Sudan faces major challenges attributed to civil conflicts, recurring natural disasters such as floods, and economic collapse.”

In South Sudan, a priest says he ‘was ready for new mission’ in a troubled land


According to official statistics, about three quarters of all inhabitants of South Sudan over 15 years of age are illiterate. The priest soon realized that “education is the key to eliminating the recurring tensions in the populace. Education will bring peace!”

African prelates welcome Pope’s call to pray for peace


There were a total of 31 wars and armed conflicts during 2017, as reported by the Group for the Investigation into the Causes of War, based at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

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