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Loreto Girls Secondary school graduation in Rumbek, South Sudan

Loreto Girls Secondary school graduation in Rumbek, South Sudan

South Sudan: 29 girls graduate from Loreto secondary school

27/03/2017 11:30

With most schools in South Sudan experiencing as high as 71 percent dropout rate for girls, Loreto school has celebrated the graduation of 29 school girls.

 

A girl goes looking for water from a well in Rajaf, 15 km south of Juba on March 19, 2017. People looking for safety settled next to the church. Photo

A girl goes looking for water from a well in Rajaf, 15 km south of Juba on March 19, 2017. People looking for safety settled next to the church. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre for Caritas Internationalis

South Sudan bishop appeals for urgent humanitarian action

24/03/2017 15:22

Thousands of vulnerable South Sudanese are at imminent risk of death from hunger and lack of medicines. Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe has launched an appealed to all people of goodwill to not close their eyes and their hearts to the suffering of the people of South Sudan.

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UK aid agencies respond to East Africa hunger crisis

18/03/2017 11:03

Aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help 16 million people facing starvation across East Africa. 

Crowds at the National Prayer Day in Juba, South Sudan last Friday

Crowds at the National Prayer Day in Juba, South Sudan last Friday

Praying for peace in South Sudan

14/03/2017 09:30

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro has challenged South Sudan President, Salva Kiir to work towards stopping the war and ensure that government soldiers behave professionally.

 

South Sudanese women wait for food distribution by the WFP in Southern Leich State

South Sudanese women wait for food distribution by the WFP in Southern Leich State

South Sudan: the role of the Church and its Action Plan for Peace

13/03/2017 10:23

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir called for a National Day of Prayer for peace and forgiveness on 10 March. On the ground, Churches of different denominations including the Catholic and Anglican Churches, are urging the people to put aside differences and commit to peace-building.

Pope Francis (C) and Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury (L) may jointly visit South Sundan

Pope Francis (C) and Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury (L) may jointly visit South Sundan

More refugees flee South Sudan

27/02/2017 19:03

As Pope Francis contemplates an Apostolic Visit to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church, refugees continue to flee the country in large numbers.

 

A woman waits to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme in Leer State, South Sudan

A woman waits to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme in Leer State, South Sudan

People of South Sudan hoping and praying for Pope's visit

27/02/2017 15:23

The South Sudanese Bishop of Yei, Erkolano Ludu Tombe, reacts to Pope Francis' desire to visit the war ravaged nation and speaks about the humanitarian crisis provoked by the ongoing civil war and about the Church's role in dialogue and peace building.

Pope Francis when he met the Archbishop of Juba, Paulino Lukudu Loro and other leading South Sudan clerics at the Vatican in November 2016.

Pope Francis when he met the Archbishop of Juba, Paulino Lukudu Loro and other leading South Sudan clerics at the Vatican in November 2016.

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan issue pastoral statement

24/02/2017 10:56

Amidst a growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the Bishops have issued a pastoral statement in which they appeal for help and seek to give hope to the people.