By: Fr. Daniele Moschetti, Comboni Missionary Introduction After independence from Britain on January 1, 1956, the southern Sudan region mostly black remained united with the North of the Sudan which is Arab and Muslim. The religious presence was mixed with two large majorities, Animist and Christian and a minority 7-8% of Muslims
Originally Published in Mondo e Missioni Magazine (October 2017). This article was translated from Italian to English by Father Daniele Moschetti ; edited by AFJN staff Lauren Rogers and Jacques Bahati. Permission to reproduce, translate and distribute was granted by the Author. Thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Fr. Salvatore Pacifico, an Italian Comboni Missionary in South Sudan, will turn 81 in November. He was born in St. Bartolomeo in Galdo and was ordained to the priesthood 55 years ago. Since 1969, his life has been spent in Sudan and South Sudan. Today he tells us