JUBA, South Sudan — The bishops of South Sudan say they find “much to celebrate” in their newly independent country, praising peaceful advances, while also noting causes for concern.
“Building a new nation is not a quick or easy task,” they said. “Most of our people are living in peace and democracy for the first time in decades. There is religious freedom, with Muslims, Christians and followers of African traditional religion able to practice their faith without obstacles.”
The bishops’ comments come in a pastoral message approved during their plenary meeting in the capital city of Juba held Nov. 12-15.
South Sudan became independent in July 2011, following decades-long civil wars...READ MORE