December 27, 2015 (RUMBEK) – The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan’s Lakes state have elected a leader to coordinate their activities with the state youth ministry.
Jonah Mabeny thanked those who elected him and appreciated the diocese leadership.
“This office my dear friends will serve to bridge the wider gap between the pastoral and laity ensuring that the Christian communities live and coexist side by side with one another in accordance with the gospel values and to achieve the ultimate goal of evangelization,” said Mabeny.
“Our role shall not be political in any partisan sense but sacramental, and would like to reiterate that the Diocese of Rumbek youth pledge and promise to work with anybody who comes in the name of the Lord regardless of his or her nationality, race or so forth and for this reason,” he added.
The coordination office will link the diocesan administrator or bishop, youth chaplain, parish priests and all the laity of the diocese in order to run the activities of the youth.
“My office will work hand in hand with the diocese and abroad to ensure that the diocese gets it shepherd as soon as possible to consolidate the peace and development that is going on under the leadership of MSGR John Mathiang,” stressed Mabeny.
The coordination office seeks to empower the youth in many ways such as scholarships, employment and will identify what belongs to the laity, ensuring it was given to them.
“I therefore call upon all the parish priests, religious and laity to make a good use of this office for proper coordination”, said the newly elected youth leader at the diocese.