Bishops in England and Wales express prayerful solidarity with the people of South Sudan

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The Bishop of Clifton and Chairman of the Bishops’ Conference Department of International Affairs, the Rt Rev Declan Lang, has written to the Archbishop of Juba, Lukudu Loro to assure him of the prayers and good wishes of the Bishops of England and Wales for the people of South Sudan in this time of political divisions and tensions.

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Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev William Kenney, who visited South Sudan a year ago, said:

“South Sudan needs peace and stability in order that it can take the first steps to building a political culture. This can never be done by violence.”

Church Leaders’ Message

This message was given to TV and radio media on 17 December 2013 by Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro on behalf of the following Church leaders:

Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro, Catholic Church
Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul, ECSSS
Bishop Arkangelo Wani Lemi, AIC
Moderator Rev Tut Kony Nyang, SSPEC
Rev John Yor Nyiker, Secretary General PCOSS
Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban, Catholic Church
Bishop Michael Taban Toro, Chair SSCC
Rev Mark Akec Cien, Acting Secretary General SSCC