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Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ // Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar condemn the brutal murder of Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ.  Odhiambo was a Jesuit priest working in Cueibet, South Sudan. The Jesuits in Africa “call for justice, reconciliation, peace and a complete disarmament in South Sudan” in a press statement issued this morning, 19 November 2018. Read the statement in full, which follows below. We will keep you updated on this story as we mourn the tragic death of Victor-Luke Odhiambo and remember […]

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Fr Pedro Arrupe //Jesuits Australia

Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Arturo Sosa, officially announced that the process for the beatification of one of his predecessors, Fr Pedro Arrupe, has been opened. Sosa made the announcement on 14 November 2018 – the 111th birth anniversary of Arrupe. The Society of Jesus has officially begun the process toward the beatification cause of Fr Pedro Arrupe, the 28th Jesuit Superior General from 1965 to 1983.  From now on, he is considered a “Servant of God”. […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Delegation from Mozambique puts finishing touches to their story. // IMBISA

Catholic communicators from the nine southern African countries represented by the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops in Southern Africa (IMBISA) were put through their paces during an intensive three-day IMBISA Media and Communications Workshop held in Benoni, South Africa. Ricardo da Silva, a South African Jesuit, was one of the members of the training team. He reports on the experience of the first-of-its-kind workshop in the IMBISA region.  The Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops in Southern Africa (IMBISA) hosted a Media and Communications workshop […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Pixabay, Cuvelier-FotoArt

A story told by a co-presenter at a recent workshop that Ricardo da Silva SJ was involved with impacted him greatly. It triggered an experience he had had in a conversation with a group of young people. He reflects on the stories he heard and how they spoke to him of the lives of young people: their fear and longing and the Pope’s message at the recent Synod of Bishops on Young People. You can either read on or listen […]

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- Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya

Flickr, Nate Ndosi

Did you know there are countries in our world where it is a crime to be gay? A Tanzanian governor has declared war on gay people, setting up a special operations team in his police force to track down gays and jail them for life, for being who they are. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya looks at what the Church needs to do before she is able to credibly pronounce herself on this monstrous violation of human rights. I was minding my own […]

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Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ // Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar condemn the brutal murder of Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ.  Odhiambo was a Jesuit priest working in Cueibet, South Sudan. The Jesuits in Africa “call for justice, reconciliation, peace and a complete disarmament in South Sudan” in a press statement issued this morning, 19 November 2018. Read the statement in full, which follows below. We will keep you updated on this story as we mourn the tragic death of Victor-Luke Odhiambo and remember […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda of Google South Africa presenting at Digital Pathfinding Seminar 2018. // spotlight.africa

The safety of young people online is of paramount concern to societies today. The Jesuit Institute South Africa and the Catholic Institute of Education have taken this responsibility seriously. They hosted a conference in Johannesburg for schools and civil society to bring their experiences on this urgent matter to bear. Together they discovered and celebrated the possibilities of the internet but also unmasked the many dangers that young people face online. Ricardo da Silva SJ attended the two-day event, his […]

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- Paulina French

Tito Mboweni delivers MTBPS in parliament. // EWN, YouTube

Wednesday afternoon, 25 October 2018, saw newly-appointed finance minister, Tito Mboweni deliver a sobering report on the reality of South African finances. Paulina French reports on the minister’s speech in parliament and what this means for ordinary South Africans. I think, like many South Africans I often find myself reading national budget statements in summarised form and usually as reported by the press. Yesterday as the newly minted Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, delivered the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement […]

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- Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya

Stateless children playing in Musina. // Rampeoane Hlobo SJ

A problem which we don’t hear very much about is that of statelessness. It’s almost taken for granted that one automatically gains citizenship from their land of birth. This proves the oblivion in which we live. The complicated reality that exists for far too many who are not able to claim citizenship is a despicable fate suffered by so many in our world. The problems are unthinkably tragic and have disastrous consequences. Read on to hear what Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya learned […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

General Assembly of the Synod on Young People at the Vatican. // Vatican Media

Today at the Synod briefing the press were told that a repeated theme in conversation in the Synod assembly was how the Church can be part of the digital world. For this, the Church needs “digital missionaries” reports Russell Pollitt SJ from the Vatican. Dr Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications, started the briefing by listing a number of issues that had been spoken about in the general congregation of the Synod. He said that migration both […]

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- Lia Marx

Adult students in a refugee camp in Lunda Norte, Angola // Jesuit Refugee Service, Tim Smith

A potential human rights crisis is playing itself out between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over 400,000 Congolese citizens have been repatriated since late September 2018, under less than transparent conditions. The international media and relief agencies have expressed their concerns over possible human rights violations. There has been a dearth of analysis from within Africa on what these latest developments mean for both Angola and the DRC. Lia Marx has delved into the situation. On […]

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- Gushwell F. Brooks

Stan Lee being kissed by a cosplayer at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California. // Flickr, Gage Skidmore

Stan Lee, the legendary creator of Spiderman died on Monday 12 November 2018 at the age of 95. Gushwell Brooks, South African talk radio host, columnist and a passionate advocate for social justice is the creator of his own comics title, “The Adventures of Ntate Molefe”. He will remember Lee for much more than his comics creations. Writing about the legacy of Stan Lee is a daunting task. As a comic book geek with a Marvel Comics bias this is […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Pixabay, Cuvelier-FotoArt

A story told by a co-presenter at a recent workshop that Ricardo da Silva SJ was involved with impacted him greatly. It triggered an experience he had had in a conversation with a group of young people. He reflects on the stories he heard and how they spoke to him of the lives of young people: their fear and longing and the Pope’s message at the recent Synod of Bishops on Young People. You can either read on or listen […]

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- Paulina French

Flickr, Kevin Hackert

The national carrier may be forced to ground to a halt if the latest messages hailing from Treasury are anything to go by. Paulina French looks at the ever-growing flights of fancy at SAA, in search of a redemptive wing of hope but the tale just seems to be bleaker and bleaker. South Africa’s national carrier, South African Airways, hasn’t made a profit for six years. It is so marred by debt that it cannot focus at all on the growth of its business. At […]

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- Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya

Flickr, Nate Ndosi

Did you know there are countries in our world where it is a crime to be gay? A Tanzanian governor has declared war on gay people, setting up a special operations team in his police force to track down gays and jail them for life, for being who they are. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya looks at what the Church needs to do before she is able to credibly pronounce herself on this monstrous violation of human rights. I was minding my own […]

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- Mike Batley

Pixabay, Hans

The concept of restorative justice can seem fable-like to many. A kind of wishful thinking that begs for a dose of reality. Mike Batley looks at epidemic levels of violence in South Africa. He argues that much of the research into the subject leads to the conclusion that restorative justice offers a “more constructive point of departure and direction than the usual punitive and retributive approach.” As South Africans we are subjected daily to multiple accounts of violence – in […]

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- Mike Pothier

President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares SONA 2018 speech, Cape Town. // Photo: GCIS

The positive significance of two recent political developments in South Africa cannot be overstated. The voluntary resignation of Mr Nhlanhla Nene and the unprecedented decision by President Cyril Rampahosa not to exercise the right to use his unilateral power to appoint the new NPA head but to seek external advice. For Mike Pothier these indicate that significant ethical change is taking place at the uppermost levels of national governance. Recent weeks have brought news of two very significant and positive […]

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- Puleng Matsaneng

Wikipedia remixed by Ricardo da Silva SJ

We live in a time where corruption is rife—in our country and our world—and every day brings new revelations of nefarious dealings by politicians or other senior members of society. Puleng Matsaneng looks at our present state of corruption and asks whether the phenomenon is altogether new in South Africa or whether we are just more aware of it in the present time. She suggests corruption has been with us always—old and new South Africa alike. Over the past few […]

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- Paulina French

Fancycrave, Pexels

There has been much talk of zero-rated VAT following the unprecedented increase to 15% earlier this year, just as Nhlanhla Nene the now ex-Minister of Finance took to the helm of the national coffers. Paulina French has been following the complex and technical high-level discussions on 0% VAT items and unpacks these here for us. She suggests that it is unlikely that this will bring to the poor the relief they desperately need. We can only hope that Mr Tito […]

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- Annemarie Paulin-Campbell

Arthur Carron, Facebook

As a psychologist and spiritual director, Dr Annemarie Paulin-Campbell has received and counselled victims of clergy sexual abuse. The sexual abuse crisis in the Church looms large and we need to understand the long-term psychological, physical and spiritual effects of abuse on those whom this evil has been inflicted, as she carefully and painfully explains. The recent release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report revealed that over the course of 70 years 300 perpetrators in six states sexually abused at […]

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- Lia Marx

Adult students in a refugee camp in Lunda Norte, Angola // Jesuit Refugee Service, Tim Smith

A potential human rights crisis is playing itself out between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over 400,000 Congolese citizens have been repatriated since late September 2018, under less than transparent conditions. The international media and relief agencies have expressed their concerns over possible human rights violations. There has been a dearth of analysis from within Africa on what these latest developments mean for both Angola and the DRC. Lia Marx has delved into the situation. On […]

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Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ // Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar condemn the brutal murder of Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ.  Odhiambo was a Jesuit priest working in Cueibet, South Sudan. The Jesuits in Africa “call for justice, reconciliation, peace and a complete disarmament in South Sudan” in a press statement issued this morning, 19 November 2018. Read the statement in full, which follows below. We will keep you updated on this story as we mourn the tragic death of Victor-Luke Odhiambo and remember […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Delegation from Mozambique puts finishing touches to their story. // IMBISA

Catholic communicators from the nine southern African countries represented by the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops in Southern Africa (IMBISA) were put through their paces during an intensive three-day IMBISA Media and Communications Workshop held in Benoni, South Africa. Ricardo da Silva, a South African Jesuit, was one of the members of the training team. He reports on the experience of the first-of-its-kind workshop in the IMBISA region.  The Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops in Southern Africa (IMBISA) hosted a Media and Communications workshop […]

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- Mike Batley

Pixabay, Hans

The concept of restorative justice can seem fable-like to many. A kind of wishful thinking that begs for a dose of reality. Mike Batley looks at epidemic levels of violence in South Africa. He argues that much of the research into the subject leads to the conclusion that restorative justice offers a “more constructive point of departure and direction than the usual punitive and retributive approach.” As South Africans we are subjected daily to multiple accounts of violence – in […]

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- Danielle Hoffmeester

Pexels,Ismail Salad Somalia

We rely more and more on pictures to tell the story. A text is often seen as superfluous and too heady. You’re also unlikely to get anyone to read anything you write unless it is accompanied by a pretty picture. Think about it, what got you to click on this article? Danielle Hoffmeester explores the power of photography to drive social awareness and change among marginalised communities. Human beings live through stories. For evidence of this we need not look […]

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- Anthony Egan SJ

Zulu NCOs of the SANLC being presented to Geenral Maxwell during a sports day at Dannes, 24th June 1917. // © IWM (Q 2398)

As the world celebrates 100 years since World War I ended at 11 am on this day, Anthony Egan SJ reminds us of South Africans, black and white, who served during the war. He invites us to remember those who lost their lives in noble service during the war, those who have since died and those who are still alive today — lest we should ever forget. There is a time for everything under heaven, says the preacher Qoheleth in […]

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- Anthony Egan SJ

Populist leaders and movements throughout the world // Flickr, remixed by Ricardo da Silva SJ

It is popular to hear it said that ‘populism is popular’. Is it really? While it may be popular in that it has caught on and seems to be driving powerful, political global agendas, it is far from popular in a far more important sense: its import for us all. Jesuit priest, Anthony Egan calls us to become acutely aware of the scam that we seem to be buying into all too easily. Read on. From the United States to […]

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- Catholic News Agency

Pope recognises illicitly ordained Chinese bishops

Saturday 22 September 2018 saw the signing of an agreement between the Vatican and China which is set to be a watershed moment in diplomatic and church relations, after years of much controversy and turmoil between them, reports Hannah Brockhaus.  After the signing of a provisional Vatican-China deal on the nomination of bishops, on Saturday 22 September 2018, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ recognition of seven illicitly ordained Chinese bishops. The decision was made “with a view to sustaining the […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Flickr, remixed by Ricardo da Silva SJ

Fearmongering seems to be the present modus operandi and the motor force for delivering fake news. Many are finding themselves brainwashed and worshipping at the feet of the purveyors of falsehoods. Mphuthumi Nthabeni looks at widely reported fears held throughout Africa, especially with respect to the exponential levels of Chinese interest and investment across the continent. Is it simply mere self-interest and a ploy for continental takeover? The situation We’ve recently seen one Western leader after another visit African states. What’s […]

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- Ricardo da Silva SJ

Vatican Media

Responding to the shameful abuse crisis plaguing the Catholic Church at present, Pope Francis has called the president of every bishops’ conference around the world to a meeting at the Vatican next year. Following extensive criticism of the Holy Father and the Church hierarchy for not taking concrete actions, the Vatican has now announced a major step in addressing the matter of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. On Wednesday, 12 September 2018, the Vatican press office communicated that Pope  Francis has […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW — I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In a World Made For Whiteness

Present happenings in South Africa show a growing urgency and a desperate need for talking about racism; but perhaps in ways that, before, we have been too afraid or too uncomfortable to do. We need to build firm and sustainable bridges between black and white people that do not ignore the pain wrought and the anger that is still widely felt. In this review by Mphuthumi Nthabeni he shares the living struggles of black American Christian author, Austin Channing Brown, and […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW — Women, power and the reinforcement of patriarchy

August is a time dedicated to the advancement of women, but despite lots of talk over the years, little has changed. Mphuthumi Ntabeni looks at Mary Beard's seminal book on the origins of misogyny and modern society perpetuates these. 

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW — Pope Francis: Life & Revolution — A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio

Pope Francis: Life and Revolution – A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio (foreword by Sean Patrick O’Malley OFM Cap). Loyola Press, Elisabette Piqué. ISBN-10: 0829442170. 313 pages. I usually get put off quickly by hagiography – books of admiration. Elisabetta Piqué’s book, Pope Francis: Life & Revolution, starts too much on this note and I nearly put it down. I am grateful I persevered. In the beginning the book reflects on the personality and character of the Pope Francis, but instead of piling on praise, the book immerses […]

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- Mphuthumi Ntabeni

REVIEW | No Longer At Ease

In 2018 we mark the diamond jubilee of the the 1958 novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. This novel was read widely in South Africa as a school set-work. Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes a look at another of Achebe's works, No Longer At Ease. He says that this is a great companion work and continuation of Things Fall Apart.  “It introduces complexity into the story of how colonialism and Christianity break African culture with tragic and progressive consequences,” Ntabeni writes. No Longer […]

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- Chris Chatteris SJ

REVIEW — Incorruptible: The story of the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani

Incorruptible: The story of the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani (foreword by Pravin Gordhan). ZAM, Evelyn Groenink, 2018. ISBN: 978-0-6399268-0-3. 363 pages. Dulcie September was assassinated in Paris on the 29th of March 1988. She was shot five times in the face, not in the back as one particular journalistic meme has it. At the time, the world was more than ready to believe that she was the victim of a death squad of the apartheid […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Pope Francis greets a young auditor at the closing mass of the Synod of Bishops on Youth //Vatican Media

On Sunday 28 October Pope Francis celebrated mass in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the end of the month-long worldwide gathering of bishops for the Synod on Young People. The final document of the Synod was released late Saturday evening. Russell Pollitt SJ has been following the Synod in Rome, he takes a look at the final document.  Late in the evening of Saturday 27 October the final document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Pope Francis surrounde by Synod Fathers at Mass in St Peter's Basilica //Vatican Media

The Primate of all Ireland said at Friday’s Synod of Bishops press briefing that he has not engaged with and encouraged young people enough, writes Russell Pollitt SJ from Rome. A graced month Both Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Austria and Archbishop Eamon Martin of Ireland said that the Synod has been a time of grace – despite their personal apprehension before it started. Cardinal Schönborn said that when appointed he was concerned about being away from Vienna for such a long time. […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Synod Father and an auditor address the press on Thursday //Vatican Media

On Thursday two main issues were discussed at the press briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People: Synodality as the way forward and the scandal of sex abuse in the Church. Russell Pollitt SJ writes from Rome. The Synod Fathers and auditors did a 6 kilometer pilgrimage today from Monte Mario to St Peter’s. At St Peter’s, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, presided at Mass.  The Holy Father […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Holy See Press Briefing for Synod on Youth //Vatican Media

Although many young people attend mass and go to confession, and despite 12 years of catechism, God still remains an abstract thought for them, a bishop says at Wednesday’s press briefing. Russell Pollitt SJ reports from Rome. On Wednesday the Synod Fathers discussed the draft of the final document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. A letter to young people, from the Synod, was also read out in the General Assembly. It is […]

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- Russell Pollitt SJ

Synod Fathers and an auditor address the medai on Tuesday //Vatican media

Russell Pollitt SJ reports from Rome that at the Tuesday briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Cardinal Tagle from the Philippines said that the young women present with the bishops provided a much-needed expansion of horizons at the Synod. The draft of the final document was presented to the Synod Fathers on Tuesday morning and was greeted with a long round of applause, Dr Paolo Ruffini Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication said. On Wednesday, the […]

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November 20, 2018 at 6:53am
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar Condemn the Brutal Murder of Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo, SJ – a Jesuit Priest in Cueibet, South Sudan – and call for Justice, Reconciliation, Peace and a Complete Disarmament in South Sudan. https://t.co/9S1GKUQ4Qk #Jesuits https://t.co/y9CT5rttv8 SAJesuits photo
November 16, 2018 at 1:30pm
On this day in 1989, six Jesuits and their companions were martyred in El Salvador, for standing with the poor. Yesterday's murder of Victor-Luke Odhiambo, SJ, in South Sudan shows that Jesuits and their colleagues still stand with the poor and marginalized--where Jesus stands. https://t.co/ZsdosqlTrN SAJesuits photo
November 16, 2018 at 1:30pm
16 November marks the anniversary of the murders of six Jesuits, and their housekeeper and her daughter, in El Salvador.

Read more about their work and legacy with our articles from the archive: https://t.co/Oy2ySd1m6a #SocietyofJesus #martyr #Church #testimony #faith https://t.co/mVfFxYwtEO
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November 16, 2018 at 1:30pm
On the 29th anniversary of their murders, we remember and honor the legacy of the six #Jesuits and their two lay companions who were martyred at the University of Central America in El Salvador. https://t.co/0gL1R2iYl5 https://t.co/PNXL7aUTzl SAJesuits photo
November 16, 2018 at 2:38am
"Father Victor Luke Odhiambo leaves a name, not only in South Sudan as the first Jesuit to die at the service of its people, but in the whole of Eastern Africa as a teacher of thousands of students" https://t.co/ts2bzYe6iv