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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceDecember 03, 2018
"If no more fighting happens during the coming months, people will slowly gain confidence and start to come back."
Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic lay missionary from the United States, examines a patient during rounds in late April at the Mother of Mercy Hospital in Gidel, a village in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The Catholic hospital, at which Catena is often the only physician, is the only referral hospital in the war-torn area. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceAugust 06, 2018
“We're supposed to show the face of Christ to people, but how can you do that if you take off when the going gets tough?” asked Dr. Tom Catena, a 54-year old physician from Amsterdam, New York.
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceAugust 02, 2018
The Nuba Mountains region in southern Sudan is a land the world has largely forgotten, except for the Catholic Church, which for more than three decades has stood with the people as they endured hunger, bombing and neglect.
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceJuly 19, 2018
After watching for years as newly independent South Sudan has succumbed to civil war fought largely along ethnic lines, displacing one-third of the population, church leaders in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan are working hard to ensure that their small enclave of liberated territory will not go the
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceJuly 11, 2018
While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along.
Precious Blood Sister Catherine Tukay examines a young patient in the Catholic clinic in Kauda, a village in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, April 30. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceMay 08, 2018
Bishop Gassis' visits came in the middle of decades of on-again, off-again fighting between the central government and several rebel movements in the South and other peripheral areas of the country.
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceApril 24, 2018
Since civil war began to rip apart South Sudan's fragile democracy in 2013, roughly one-third of the country's 12 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceOctober 24, 2017
When Pope Francis visits Myanmar in late November, church leaders will be listening nervously to his every word, specifically hoping they don't hear the R-word: Rohingya.
Nigerian Marist Brother Christian Mbam, right, talks with a farmer on a church-sponsored farm in Riimenze, South Sudan. Brother Mbam serves as a technical consultant to a religious-run agricultural project. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Faith News
Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceJune 13, 2017
Solidarity with South Sudan's farm has become a major teaching center, modeling agricultural techniques for farmers seeking more sustainable ways of producing food.
Ajok Uogu feeds her 2-year old daughter, Awok, a nutritional supplement on April 26 in St. Daniel Comboni Catholic Hospital in Wau, South Sudan. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
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Paul Jeffrey - Catholic News ServiceMay 02, 2017
Last June, fighting broke out between soldiers of the Sudan People's Liberation Army and a mixture of local opposition groups and members of other ethnic communities.