South Sudan: 16,000 take refuge in parishes
July 13, 2016
Thousands of people have taken refuge in parishes in South Sudan, and the Church lacks the means to feed them, the nation’s leading prelate told Vatican Radio.
“In our Catholic churches and communities, we have more than 16,000 displaced people with many more in mosques and in other faith-based communities,” said Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba. “We are doing our best, sharing what we have.”
“If there is anyone at all that can help us, this is the moment to save lives,” he added, stating that without assistance, “a lot of us will die.”
- Archbp of Juba issues wrenching appeal for help to save lives (Vatican Radio)
- South Sudan’s Christian leaders call for peace, repentance as thousands flee capital (CWN, 7/12)
- New fighting prompts fear of genocide in South Sudan (CWN, 7/11)
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