Torit, 27th July 2017. The Christians at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral in Torit observe that majority attending Sunday masses are women and children.
They say absence of men creates a gap in roles they are supposed to play in the church.
Radio Emmanuel quoted Anne Mary Alobo, a Parish Councilor of the Cathedral, advising Christians to respect Sunday instead of doing private activities.
She tells fellow Christians not to allow the suffering to pull them away from God.
Modi Emmanuel Justine, a faithful at St Peter and Paul Parish, admits that majority of men prefer social gatherings instead of going to church on Sundays.
He decries that poor attendance by men deters their contribution to church activities.
Emmanuel calls on fellow men to take a lead in bringing up their children and the society in a Christian way of life.
Isaac Aliar Paul, Sts Peter and Paul Parish Council Secretary, says South Sudanese men do not take religion seriously in their lives.
He believes it is a great weakness in their faith.
Aliar tells fellow male Christians to put their prayers in action so that the current economic hardship the country undergoes come to an end.
He pleads to all men to take full responsibility of being good Christians by going to the church for prayers every Sunday.
The Catholic Christians spoke to Radio Emmanuel after prayers at Saints Peter Paul Cathedral on Sunday.