Sudan. Juba, Sudan. Frs. Rosendo Urrabazo and Joseph Calistus attended an encounter (April 29-30) between Bishops of Sudan and Board members of “Solidarity for Southern Sudan”, an initiative of the General Superiors of Men and Women in Rome. Eighty-eight religious congregations collaborate with personnel and resources to provide education, health and pastoral services to the people of Southern Sudan.
Fr. Calistus, of the German Province, is the Adminsitrative Secretary of the Project and lives in Juba, Sudan; Fr. Rosendo represents Fr. General and serves as Vice-President of the Board.
Currently, there are 19 missionaries from various congregations participating in this project and working in four locations. At this meeting the Bishops signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Solidarity Board to further develop the project.
In the photo of bishops and voluntary missionaries (from right to left) are Fr. Rosendo, first in the first row and Fr. Callixtus, first of the second row.