From 11th to 16th November 2017 General Councillor Andrew Mukulu mhm paid a visit to Juba, South Sudan, following the appointment of Emmanuel Omollo mhm and Michael Ochwo mhm to the Archdiocese of Juba. Our Members have been appointed by the Archbishop to take responsibility of a sub-parish called Buluk which is right in the middle of Juba city. Buluk sub-parish has a very vibrant community with an active lay participation. During his visit Andrew had the opportunity to participate in a number of celebrations. The Archdiocesan authorities indicated that during this year 2018 Buluk sub-parish will be elevated to a Parish.
South Sudan continues to experience instability with many pockets of insecurity in different parts of the country, but despite this, Andrew was glad to note that our Members have hit the ground running through familiarising themselves with all aspects of their new mission. The community at Holy Rosary Church Buluk has received them warmly and assisted them in whatever way they needed to settle. Due to the war situation in some parts of the country, Juba is home to many refugees who have been displaced from their rural households. They find the Church to be a source of solace in the midst of their pain and struggle. Our Members have an important part to play in this ministry of bringing consolation to the many who are displaced. We continue to pray for our Members there, for our mission and South Sudan as a country.