The baby state brings to birth of a Comboni website:
On July 9, 2011, the Day of the Independence, during his address South Sudan’s first president Salva Kiir Mayardit appealed to citizens of the new republic to focus on unity based on cultural and ethnic diversity, which he said was a source of pride.
“You may be a Zande, Kakwa, Lutuko, Nuer, Dinka or Shilluk, but first remember yourself as a South Sudanese” Kiir told thousands of joyful citizens.
On his turn, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir said that the newly independent Republic of South Sudan’s success "will be our success. We fulfill our commitment to help the new state of South Sudan in its first steps, because we want it to succeed, and because its success will be our success.”
Words of hope and vision of the future. Our hope is that they may become true for the future generations for the baby Republic of South Sudan.
One month ago, the Council of Ministers of the Government of South Sudan, chaired by its chairman Salva Kiir Mayardit, has approved significant and historical dates for the people of southern Sudan. 191 years of struggle for freedom!
We Comboni Missionaries present in South Sudan want to follow the footsteps of our founder St. Daniel Comboni in our creative way as he was for all his journey of life. His struggle against slavery and the care and love for the people of Sudan was outstanding and inspiring. Many other Comboni missionaries lived and left their lives for Jesus and the people in this land of suffering and death but full of hopes and courage for the future despite the many difficulties.
This Independence Day marked an historical accomplishment of the liberation of the people of South Sudan and of the dream of Daniel Comboni: Save Africa by Africa, Save Sudan by Sudanese.
On July 9, 2011, the Comboni Missionaries’ Province of South Sudan launched our baby website: www.combonisouthsudan.org that wants to be a bridge between us and the Comboni family and all the friends of South Sudan.
Faithful to our charism for evangelization, missionary animation of the local churches and all the people of good will we want to reach out to the world with information about who we are and what we are doing in the beloved land of Daniel Comboni.
As the new nation is starting its first steps, also for us we are building our website slowly by slowly and with the time will grow. We welcome any suggestions, collaborations and contributions from any friend and supporter of the Sudan.
Fr. DANIELE MOSCHETTI
South Sudan Comboni Provincial Council