Cleric urges S. Sudanese faithful to emulate Jesus’ ‘love’ to restore peace

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[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] – South Sudan’s catholic priest, Hillary Morobe, urged hundreds of faithful to emulate the life of Christ Jesus as the country seeks to restore peace.

The priest at the St. Joseph Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba applauded the faithful for coming out in hundreds to take part in the cross procession symbolizing the death and resurrection of our Lord amid challenges.

Fr. Morobe urged Christians to remain prayerful throughout the difficult times they face in their lives.

‘’As we go back to our homes, let us take with us a spirit of thanksgiving to God and of service to all his children. Let us pray for the good, especially for the churches in South Sudan,’’ Morobe said.

The catholic cleric stated that the churches in Juba should use prayers as the weapon to ensure that peace prevails in the country.

‘’We should pray for the churches that the sufferings of the citizens caused by the five years conflict end and end now. We all know that our people are confronted by all forms of sufferings be it insecurity, economic, or psychological,” Morobe said.

He said Christians have been encouraged to die to themselves and pick up their own crosses and follow Jesus every day, adding that by dying with Jesus, Christians have also risen with him to a new and never-ending life.

Last month, South Sudanese religious leaders called on all the parties to the conflict currently at the negotiating table seeking to revitalize the peace accord in the Ethiopian capital, Addis-Ababa to consider the interests of the people first.

They said there is no moral justification to extend the war and killings irrespective of any legitimate political differences with the oppositions and the government including other estrange groups.

South Sudan has joined the rest of the world to mark the Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis.

The day commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth focuses on specific events of his last day, beginning with His condemnation.

In February, Christians across the world from various denominations held prayers for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo following an invitation from Pope Francis, and supported by Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury and other Christian leaders.

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