An award-winning missionary magazine

AFRICA: “Do Not Forget South Sudan”

Pope Francis has called on the international community not to forget South Sudan and in particular the serious humanitarian emergency unfolding there, according to Vatican Radio. The Pope made the call on South Sudan in the preface he wrote for a new book on South Sudan. The book, published in Italian, is authored by Comboni missionary, Father Daniele Moschetti (in photo).

“Usually missionaries are the ones to tell (the world) about lives lived on the periphery on behalf of the poor. So too is this testimony of Father Daniele Moschetti, a Comboni missionary, who offers a compelling account of the generous and passionate commitment of so many missionaries living side by side with those in need and, above all, of those who suffer because of ongoing conflicts that cause death and destruction,” Pope Francis wrote in the preface.

Pope Francis has implored the international community, and everyone who believes in the Gospel not to give up on South Sudan because to do so would be to betray the lesson of the Gospel.

The book, South Sudan: The Long and Sorrowful Path towards Peace, Justice, and Dignity, is a collection of Moschetti’s personal experiences of a land in which he lived and one to which he is still attached. It is part diary; part missionary chronicle and commentary. The book is a rich account of information which tackles the complicated conflict while avoiding a patronizing or know-it-all attitude. 
 


Read These Next


PHILIPPINES: ‘Unchristian values’ to blame for decline in marriages

A leading Catholic bishop in the Philippines blamed what he dubbed as an “invasion of unChristian values” for the decline of the number of people getting married in church. Retired Archbishop Oscar…

CORONAVIRUS: Priests Close To The Sick And Poor

Venezuela, a country affected by poverty, suffers and feels that it will not be spared from the coronavirus pandemic. The Church which until now has been very close to the weakest wants to express a…

COLOMBIA: Peace Deal

The Episcopal Conference of Colombia recognizes the definitive agreement of peace between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) as "a historic event for the…

Share Your Thoughts


Loading Conversation

Sign up for the newsletter

Getting your own copy of "Friends of the Mission" is free. Sign up with your complete address to get one delivered right to your doorstep.

Kindly double check that the information you entered is correct and accurate. Thank you!