19 December 2012

South Sudan Bible Society Officially Launched

Juba — In an attempt to the understanding of Bible and the Holy Scriptures easy to the diverse ethnicities in the country, South Sudan officially launched its bible society yesterday. The society will help the country in the dissemination and translation of Holy Bible and scriptures into South Sudanese local languages.

The inauguration of the society was witnessed by members of United Bible Societies from Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.

At the inauguration ceremony, the minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin said the society will have full government support to facilitate the translation and dissemination of Holy Bible across the country. He also underscored that the government guarantees freedom of religion especially to the minorities.

On his part, Bishop Arkangelo Wani Lemi advised that a strategy to stop corruption is not through imprisonment but through God's word, the Bible. He appealed to the authorities to make the Bible more available to reduce crimes.

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