Halt backbiting, the Clergy calls
Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Yak
By Kidega Livingstone
The Episcopalian Archbishop of South Sudan and Sudan, Daniel Deng Bul Yak called on South Sudanese to start telling the truth and avoid talking about others in their absentia.
The Archbishop was speaking during the funeral prayer of Bishop Michael Lugor on Tuesday. He said South Sudanese should not put blame on everybody when there are some few individuals who are turning the country into suffering.
“South Sudanese, do you know that we have one problem; do you know that you don’t face reality or don’t challenge each other face to face? We like talking behind others, we don’t talk the truth in our faces and that is what is killing us,” Archbishop Deng Bul said.
“It is time for us to tell the truth but not to generalize things. We like to say these clans, tribes and people; why not to talk about that person who is doing the wrong thing? I think it is time for us to tell the truth to one another with love, “he added.
The people of South Sudan like tribalism which should have not been the case for the young nation; it’s time for people of South Sudan to tell the truth to those who want to take this country into war again, he said.
Archbishop Deng Bul stressed that South Sudanese are tired of hearing gunshot saying there is need for every citizen to come together and stand for peace.
“Tell the truth with love but not with anger, not with bullets because bullets are more than enough. We have heard enough, even the children in the wombs have heard the bullets in this country,” said the Archbishop.
Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdioceses of Juba, His Grace Paulino Lukudu Loro said the killing of young people and women is wrong before God and it should be stopped.
I am appealing to the government to give people a sense of a new life in order for the people to live peacefully. Let us stop killing and fighting; let us begin a new life,” he said.