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Mary treasures her right to an education

Mary Chol’s face lights up when she speaks about her aims and dreams.  “I would love to be a leader. I would love to be Prime Minister of Australia,” the vice captain of Brisbane’s St James College said.  The teenager, who grew up in war-torn South Sudan and arrived in Australia after fleeing her homeland, believes education for every woman ... Read More »

South Sudanese priest living in Brisbane praying for flood victims

SOUTH Sudanese priest serving in Brisbane Fr Stephen Kumyangi is deeply saddened at the desperate plight of millions of people in his homeland. The worst floods in more than 60 years have swept across South Sudan this year, submerging entire villages and separating larger cities into islands. For months entire populations have been left vulnerable – another cruel blow in ... Read More »

South Sudanese and Italian migrant families share faith and hope

Leading with faith: FCI chaplain Scalabrinian Father Angelo Cagna with members of the Italian and Sudanese communities of Brisbane.

MIGRATING ​South Sudanese and Italian families share more than the hope found in settling in Brisbane. For 21 years, the local Italian Catholic Federation of Aspley-Geebung (FCI) ​and North Brisbane FCI have nurtured mutual support, cultural expression and faith sharing among their communities. This connection was celebrated when families and individuals gathered in St Gerard Majella parish on October 7. Scalabrinian Missionary Italian Chaplain ... Read More »

‘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 Upper Mt Gravatt-Wishart parish, was in Uganda a few weeks ... 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 the cracking noise ripping through the air was actually gunfire. ... 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 leaders last year. “Right before I started to come here, ... Read More »

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