[From Solidarity with South Sudan, a Catholic mission group supporting the local church in the fields of pastoral, health (including the Catholic Health Training Insititute in Wau which trains nurses and midwives), teacher training and agricultural.]
[ACNS, by Kenyi Dube] Archbishop Paul Yugusuk, leader of the Church of South Sudan’s internal Central Province, has called on the government and opposition groups to declare an end to violence before the next round of peace talks. The continuation of phase two of the talks is expected to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the 26 to the 30 April. During the last negotiations, the parties discussed the formation of a transitional government and permanent ceasefire and security arrangements; but the delegates did not reach a consensus.
[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] – Gunmen on Monday evening robbed a South Sudanese Catholic priest identified as Father Pitia of St. Thomas Parish, Mangalla, of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba and took his Land Cruiser at the gunpoint.