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THE PROPOSED CENTRE FOR HUMAN AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN SOUTH SUDAN A COMMON VENTURE, SAYS CHURCH LEADER

21 October 2014 (CANAA - 20 October 2014) - A Centre for human, pastoral, and spiritual formation, peace building, and trauma healing is being initiated in South Sudan at Kit, near Rejaf, a few kilometers from Juba town. The Religious Superiors’ Association of South Sudan (RSASS) is spearheading the initiative in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops of South Sudan. Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba blessed the ground for the construction of the proposed Centre on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

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IGAD-LED SOUTH SUDAN PEACE TALKS DELAYED AGAIN

21 October 2014 – (radiotamazuj.org) - South Sudan’s formal peace process facilitated by the East African Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) continues to be put on hold. After an adjournment for ‘consultations,’ the peace negotiations were initially scheduled to resume on 16 October 2014. That start date was pushed back until 20 October at the earliest, Radio Tamazuj reported last week.

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A MISSIONARY POPE: CARDINAL ETCHEGARAY'S MEMORY OF PAUL VI

19 October 2014 – (By Andrea Gagliarducci - Vatican City, October 18, 2014 - CNA/EWTN News) - Paul VI was a missionary Pope who wished to bring the light of the Gospel all over the world, a cardinal who worked with the late Roman Pontiff, who will be beatified on Sunday, has recalled.

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CATHOLIC PRIESTS ARRIVE IN EMBATTLED UNITY STATE

20 October 2014 – (radiotamazuj.org - 19 October) - A group of church leaders have arrived in northern Unity State to visit war-displaced Christians at Yida and Bentiu refugee camps and elsewhere. Since late 2013 Unity State has seen some of South Sudan’s worst inter-factional fighting as well as racial killings targeting unarmed civilians.

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2.2 BILLION PEOPLE NEED TO BE LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY FOR GOOD

18 October 2014 – (UN Human Rights - 16 October 2014) - Far more than charity is needed to lift 2.2 billion people out of poverty for good, says Philip Alston. If poverty is ever really to be eradicated, States will need to adopt a human rights-based approach and to place the right to social protection at the centre of their anti-poverty policies and programmes, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston.

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POPE FRANCIS' SPEECH AT THE CLOSING OF THE SYNOD ON THE FAMILY

19 October 2014 – (Vatican City, October 18, 2014 - CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis' address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was responded to with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting.

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