SOUTH SUDAN: Pope Confirms Appointment of Archbishop Ameyu to Juba

JUBA, MARCH 6, 2020 (CISA)-Pope Francis has confirmed Most Rev Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba.

The appointment of Archbishop Ameyu announced on December 12, 2019 was followed by an investigative process concerning allegations presented in protest of his appointment.

“I am here on behalf of the Holy See, being delegated by the Congregation of the Evangelisation of Peoples, acting under the mandate of the Holy Father to facilitate the preparation and to supervise the installation,” said Monsignor Visvaldas Kulbokas in a statement released by the Apostolic Nunciature in South Sudan.

Monsignor Kulbokas confirmed to have formed a committee consisting of some parish priests and priests in the archdiocese of Juba headed by Fr Nicholas Kiri, the Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy and religious in the Archdiocese of Juba towards the installation.

Archbishop Ameyu is scheduled to be installed on Sunday, March 22 at St Teresa’s Cathedral Kator in Juba.