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Hi Everyone, Greetings and belated Happy Easter to everyone. We had a very good Easter celebrations here in Rumbek. On Easter Sunday morning I celebrated Mass in a Leper Colony close to our Mission in Rumbek - see photo attached. There are roughly 300 in the community - and they are looked after mainly by the Sisters of Mother Teresa - but now our mission has taken on their spiritual welfare also. This Easter, due to the generosity of so many of you and our other donors, we were able to give every family in the parish a bag of beans, rice and cooking oil. It was truly a festive time for all. They are so appreciative of the support that they are receiving from the Church during this time of economic crisis and mass hunger. Another big event for everyone in South Sudan - was just before Easter - Pope Francis invited the President - Salva Kirr, Vice President Riach Machar and other leaders from South Sudan to a two day retreat at the Vatican. At the end of the meeting he stunned his audience by kneeling down and kissing their feet. A sign that they must be humble leaders not oppressors. We wait to see if it will bring any change in this worn torn country. This is just a short update for now. God Bless John
All Content Copyright emyvale.net
Fr John 1 Fr. John 2 Fr. John 3
Hi Everyone, Greetings and belated Happy Easter to everyone. We had a very good Easter celebrations here in Rumbek. On Easter Sunday morning I celebrated Mass in a Leper Colony close to our Mission in Rumbek - see photo attached. There are roughly 300 in the community - and they are looked after mainly by the Sisters of Mother Teresa - but now our mission has taken on their spiritual welfare also. This Easter, due to the generosity of so many of you and our other donors, we were able to give every family in the parish a bag of beans, rice and cooking oil. It was truly a festive time for all. They are so appreciative of the support that they are receiving from the Church during this time of economic crisis and mass hunger. Another big event for everyone in South Sudan - was just before Easter - Pope Francis invited the President - Salva Kirr, Vice President Riach Machar and other leaders from South Sudan to a two day retreat at the Vatican. At the end of the meeting he stunned his audience by kneeling down and kissing their feet. A sign that they must be humble leaders not oppressors. We wait to see if it will bring any change in this worn torn country. This is just a short update for now. God Bless John