Lobong appeals for church, government cooperation

By Wek Atak Kacjang

Governor of Kapoeta State Louis Lobong Lojore has appealed to Church to cooperate with the Government.

“Let us cooperate. As we all that know, leaders whether in church or government are selected by God through the people. Now let us open a new page for the benefit of people,” he said.

He was speaking during Centenary celebration in Rejaf Parish, saying “It is a wonderful day to mark 100 years of Catholic faith in South Sudan.”

The Catholic Archdiocese of Juba celebrated 100 years of faith on Friday 1st November, 2019 under theme “Renewing our Faith and Responding to its challenges.” 

He said Catholic Church has been playing big roles in South Sudan’s social developments. 

He added that currently their plan in Kapoeta state was to renovate old churches that were destroyed during the war.

At the same occasion, Jubek State Governor, Augustino Jadalla Wani urged the faithful to put their trust in God.

“The most powerful force in this world is God because if we speak and live in God’s words, He will bless us with success,” he said.

Speaking as a cleric, Jadalla said the first attempt to introduce Christianity to their land was made by a group of missionaries led by father Alfred Digo in Gondokoro, the area of Libo in 1849.

He said the mission ended in 1855 due to a harsh environment that led to the death of some missionaries including Fr. Angelo Vigo.

Jadalla thanked the Emeritus Bishop Paride Taban and other clerics for their tireless efforts during the liberation struggle.

“Bishop Paride Taban was with us during the liberation. He helped our people, especially the refugees in Uganda and other neighboring countries as well as the internally displaced persons,” he stressed.

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