Bishop injured in terror attack in South Sudan

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Justin Badi Arama

Re: ECSS Under Attack in Bor Town, Jonglei State.

The ECSS leadership condemns in the strongest possible terms the continuous attack on the ECSS in Bor Town, Early this morning, January 22, 2022, ECSS Bishops were attacked in the Church compound at 3:00 AM in which two people were injured, including one of the bishops. This is the third time for such incidents to happen in the church premises in Bor. Early last year 2021, two youth members were shot by the police in the same church compound and no one was brought to book of justice. Afterwards in the same year, two bishops were stopped at Bor airstrip, humiliated and deported back to Juba by the government of Jonglei State.

It is sad to learn that some senior politicians from Jonglei are misleading innocent citizens to practice such evil acts against the church. We appeal to all Christian in Jonglei to refrain from violence and we continue to pray for the safety of bishops, clergy and the other ECSS workers as they carry on with their pastoral activities.

Therefore, we strongly advise the politicians to stop such bad acts against the church.

We pray for peace and harmony in Jonglei State and the whole of South Sudan.

The Most Rev Justin Badi