Juba, 22nd February 2018. The Catholic Bishops have responded to Pope Francis’ call by inviting all South Sudanese regardless of their religion to join the prayer and fasting for peace on Friday, dedicated to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In their meeting which begun on Wednesday morning in Juba, catholic bishops request people of good will to join them in prayer at St Theresa’s’ Cathedral in Juba at 4 PM on Friday this week.
Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Yei says the diocese had spiritual preparation to pray on Friday as well.
While reading the press release, he encourages people to continue with prayer and fasting even after Friday for lasting peace and stability in South Sudan.
Paulino Lukudu Loro, Catholic Archbishop of Juba, says all Churches and Muslims are invited for the prayer.
Fr David Tombe Leonardo, S expresses the need to pray for change of mind and hearts among the people of South Sudan to bring change in the nation.
Monsignor Roko Taban the apostolic administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal says it will be a good moment on Friday to pray for peace in South Sudan and Congo in union with the holly father. He says South Sudan really needs peace.
Pop Francis made the announcement early this month calling for a prayer and fasting for peace in South Sudan and Congo.