S SUDAN: Current political situation challenges pastoral plans, Archbishop Lukudu Says

JUBA SEPTEMBER 12, 2017(CISA)-The current political and economical situation gives Catholic Church a challenge to plan pastoral activities, the President of the South Sudan’s Catholic Bishops Conference has said.

Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro was speaking during the opening of the South Sudan Catholic Bishops’ meeting in Juba on September 11 and stressed that the conflict has affected the great role the Church plays in the country.

“There is no fuel to facilitate transport of pastoral agents and roads are very poor all over the nation,” he said.

According to the Catholic Radio Network, the metropolitan Archbishop of South Sudan called on Church leaders countrywide to seriously support genuine initiatives aimed at bringing peace in the country.

He advised fellow leaders to face challenges with patience and strength urging fellow bishops and Apostolic Administrators to deliver services in dioceses with responsibility and discuss how plans for their pastoral activities should be implemented.

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