South Sudan

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio, Southern Sudan, delivers the homily during Mass at Old Mission Santa Barbara in California Oct. 13, 2019. Since the May 19, 2024, disappearance of Father Luke Yugue, who ministers in the diocese, and his driver Michael Gbeko, government authorities have not given concrete information about the condition of the men, according to Bishop Kussala. (OSV News photo/Octavio Duran)

South Sudan bishop urges government to find missing priest, driver dead or alive

As a South Sudanese bishop planned a memorial Mass for a priest and driver who went missing in late April, he demanded the authorities find the men dead or alive.
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Pope Francis greets Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of Juba, South Sudan, as the pontiff celebrates Mass at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba Feb. 5, 2023. The pope announced during his July 9 Angelus that Archbishop Ameyu Mulla will become a cardinal. (OSV News photo/Catholic Press Photo/Vatican Media)

Cardinal-designate from South Sudan seen as peacemaker in ethnic conflicts

When the next consistory convenes at the Vatican on Sept. 30, a South Sudanese archbishop -- whose installation met stiff resistance -- will be among the 21 recipients of the red hat.
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People fleeing clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army gather at the bus station in Khartoum, Sudan, April 19, 2023. (OSV News photo/El-Tayeb Siddig, Reuters)

Pope appeals for end to violence in Sudan

Pope Francis has appealed for an end to violence in Sudan and a return to dialogue.
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Arms trade is a ‘plague,’ pope says on flight back from Africa

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM AFRICA (CNS) — At the end of six days in African countries bloodied by war and conflict, Pope Francis said that “the biggest plague” afflicting the world today is the weapons trade. Tribalism with its ...
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People who fled fighting in South Sudan are seen in a file photo walking at sunset on arrival at Bidi Bidi refugee camp near the border with South Sudan, in Yumbe, Uganda. (OSV News photo/James Akena, Reuters)

‘He is the only hope we have,’ say refugees in South Sudan about pope’s visit

Pope Francis is taking off for the African continent Jan. 31 for a historic and long-awaited apostolic trip to Congo and South Sudan, countries longing for peace and stability.
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