AFRICA / SOUTH SUDAN – We Are for Peace Schoolchildren: Students Celebrate Annual Catholic Schools Day


AFRICA / SOUTH SUDAN – We Are for Peace Schoolchildren: Students Celebrate Annual Catholic Schools Day

Monday, October 25, 2021

Tombura Yambio (Agenzia Fides) – As the country continues to experience a very serious humanitarian crisis, the children of the diocese of Tombura Yambio do not give up celebrating Catholic School Day in order to bring hope and self-confidence in the States of Western Equatoria.
The celebration, which takes place every year, is part of the diocese’s programs. It generally brings together all the Catholic educational establishments of the diocese. These include the Catholic University, secondary schools, secondary schools, primary schools and nursery schools. The Eucharistic celebration was celebrated by the Vicar General ad interim of the diocese, Fr Tombeaux de Charles. In remembrance of Saint Daniel Comboni, diocesan patron of education who brought the first seed of Catholic faith and education to the Sudan at that time, Father Tombe said: “Saint Daniel Comboni invites us to start over again. life to be closer to Jesus Christ and to achieve something new that did not exist before through education ”.
“Despite the challenges, it is important to focus on what we want to be – added the Vicar General. We can only fulfill ourselves if we work for the peace that comes from God, that means accepting it completely”, continues the note sent to Agenzia Fides.
“We are united by God for the mission of bringing peace to men”, underlined Fr. Tombe adding that the students and pupils are educated to become competent people who should work for the unity and love of all of humanity in the near future.
“We believe that in order to achieve the mission of Catholic education in the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, we must develop our capacity to act as a community of lifelong learning,” said the bishop of the diocese, Mgr. Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala in the message read on his behalf by the Vicar during the celebration. Encouraging pupils, students, teachers and all who work in the education sector of the diocese, the bishop said that the goal of all Catholic schools is to provide a Catholic education that inspires all students to learn and experience academic growth in a safe and welcoming environment. environment based on Gospel values. The charism of Catholic diocesan schools is to serve God and the community with courage and integrity; see the light that shines in every child. Schoolchildren We Are For Peace was the theme of this year’s celebrations, which began with all schools gathering in Yambio Liberty Square in the morning and a walk through town to St. Mary’s Parish. Mother of God in Yambio.
The Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio currently has five higher education institutions, 8 secondary schools in eight different parishes, 28 primary schools and 24 kindergartens. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 25/10/2021)

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