19 April 2013

Sudan: Bishops Celebrate Strength of Togetherness

Juba — The bishops and heads on diocese in South Sudan are celebrating the power and strength of togetherness through a two-day meeting that started on Friday April 19 in Juba.

Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro of Juba and Metropolitan of South Sudan said during his opening remarks that the meeting was called after some bishops manifested the need to come together, feel together and share together.

He thanked all the participants for making themselves available for the meeting.

Archbishop Lukudu explained that on Friday April 19, the participants shared about the Church and on Saturday about the country.

Archbishop Lukudu lamented the sudden death of Bishop Akio Jonhson Mutek of Torit.

He told his pears that they had to do something together to encourage the Vatican to provide Malakal, Rumbek and Torit with residential bishops.

The six bishops and three heads of diocese present at the meeting had in agenda for Friday the situation of the dioceses of Torit and Rumbek, diplomatic relations between the Vatican and South Sudan and the structure of Caritas South Sudan.

On Saturday they will discuss the situation of the country: tribal conflicts, Yau Yau rebellion, national reconciliation process and the way forward.

The two-day meeting is only for bishops and heads of diocese in South Sudan.

The Plenary of the Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference for the bishops and heads of diocese of both Sudans will take place in June in Juba.

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