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‘Every day there is news of people dying’: Brisbane South Sudanese community feeling pain of the famine crisis from afar

South Sudanese famine

FOR Fr Stephen Kumyangi and his Brisbane community the war and famine crisis engulfing South Sudan is deeply personal – they have mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews stuck in the middle of it. Fr Kumyangi, who is chaplain to Brisbane’s St Bakhita Sudanese Community and associate pastor at ... Read More »

Brisbane priest leads prayer for millions facing starvation in native home South Sudan

South Sudan crisis

BRISBANE priest Fr Ladu Yanga is turning to prayer as hundreds of thousands of people in his homeland South Sudan face death by starvation. The United Nations has warned that could be the death toll unless relief workers gain access to needy populations and more relief funding is raised. It ... Read More »

Friar who lived in war-torn South Sudan returns to Brisbane after 34 years

HE thought he was waking up to the sound of fireworks. Fr Mario Debattista had been in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, for just one week when he woke to what he thought were early morning fireworks. It took just a few seconds for the Franciscan Friar to realise ... Read More »

South Sudanese priest finds peace in Brisbane

Fr Stephen Kumyangi

  BRISBANE’S newest African priest is relieved to know his new Catholic home won’t be fleeing from any deadly conflict in the near future. South Sudanese priest Fr Stephen Kumyangi was among a group of 2000 Catholics from the Maridi parish who were forced to run from tribal communities targeting community ... Read More »

Queensland Sister prays South Sudan will realise love is greater than hate

School community prays for love in South Sudan

OVERCOMING hatred is the most urgent prayer intention for South Sudan, Queensland missionary Sr Rita Grunke said. She knows from first-hand experience, having lived and worked among the people there for more than a decade. The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Sister is home on leave and was ... Read More »

South Sudan’s bishops warn of humanitarian disaster if war continues

South Sudanese woman

CRISES in the Middle East hold the world’s attention in these times but people in other parts of the world, such as South Sudan, continue to face dire consequences. South Sudan’s bishops have reiterated their call for an end to fighting in their country and warned that people faced a ... Read More »

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