Thousands of people yesterday gathered at Saint Theresa Cathedral Kator to witness the installation of Archbishop Stephen Martin Ameyu Mulla, under the theme: “you will see the truth will set you free” John 8:32. Among those attended the mass in the church were President Salva Kiir Mayardit, FVP Dr. Riek Machar, Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga, Vice President Taban Deng Gai, Hon. Ministers, Diplomats, Members of Parliaments and others.
Some people came from Torit and other parts of the country to share their joy as sign of love and unity with Archbishop.
During the mass, the former Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Juba His Grace Paulino Lukudu Loro admitted the mistake happened during the announcement of Ameyu as Archbishop. He said the confusion was among them but they have forgiven each other and reconciled. He urged priests and Christians of Catholic Archdiocese of Juba to cooperate with Archbishop Ameyu.
However, Lukudu shown love and unity to Archbishop Ameyu, he asked others to do the same. Archbishop Ameyu accepted the appointment of Pope Francis and thanked them for having trust in him.
It was not easy for Ameyu to reach to the celebration. His acceptance showed true love of Christ and sacrifice to save the people of South Sudan. Archbishop appointment was by the power of the Holy Spirit. The newly Archbishop was also appointed as Apostolic Administrator for Torit Diocese until a bishop is appointed in the Diocese.
I hope the celebration has opened a new chapter of working together as people of one diocese.
There is no more threat, violence among people of one Diocese. All the divided priests would come together and love themselves as children of one father. The celebration was ended with traditional dances from various tribes. It was a sign of welcoming and solidarity with Archbishop Ameyu. The installation came at the time the country had formed Transitional Government of National Unity. It is time for peace in the country, churches and government should work together for the development of the people of South Sudan.
May God bless us all.