South Sudan's Archdiocese of Juba to open 25 new parishes

The Auxiliary Bishop of Juba in South Sudan, Bishop Santo Loku Pio says that the Archdiocese of Juba plans to open 25 new parishes, in addition to the existing 14. This is according to information given to Vatican Radio by South Sudan’s Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

Bishop Loku Pio revealed this at the weekend, during the official opening of a new parish, dedicated to Mary Queen of the Apostles at Gurei along Juba-Yambio road.

At the same gathering, Bishop Loku Pio called on the faithful to work hard to help the diocesan administration realise the said plan. He said the Archdiocese needs the laity to be involved in the process of opening new parishes. He has further encouraged the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate to forge ahead in spite of the challenges that would come their way as they develop the new parish of Mary Queen of Apostles.

Wow. It sounds like the Church is really growing in South Sudan and that is great news! Praise God! :extrahappy:

Here is a perspective from a visiting priest who belongs to the Salesians of Don Bosco.

Fr Jacob Thalakkada said the hospitality of South Sudanese overwhelmed him much, Easter Radio reported.

He said he was surprised to hear that communities in Morobo and Kaya are building their church, but that in some places people ask for support rather than joining hands.

The Catholic priest said their Mission is yet to plan activities focusing on youths education and building of strong Christian community at all levels.

Fr Jacob commended Yei Catholic Bishop Erkulano Lodu Tombe for facilitating the missionary priests in the diocese.


Great news! Lord, keep them safe!

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