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South Sudan’s Christians urged to pray for the leadership

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December 25, 2012 (JUBA) – Christians of the new born South Sudan are urged to pray for the leadership of the country as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ for the second time in an independent nation.

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Over ten thousand Christians assembled at the Presbytery Church of Nuer speaking congregation in Juba to celebrate Christmas (ST)

Over ten thousand and two hundred Christians turned up on Tuesday morning of December 25 in the compound of the Presbytery Church in Juba to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ whom they believe is the God’s Messiah.

The event also provided an opportunity to deliver thanksgiving messages to God for freeing the people of South Sudan after decades of war with the present Sudan and to encourage the leadership to lead the nation to internal peace and prosperity.

Addressing the faithful on Tuesday the pastor in charge of the Nuer speaking congregation, Reverend Paul Ruot Khor, urged the Christians across the new country to pray for the leadership so that under God’s guidance they can continue to lead the country to prosperity with justice and honesty.

Reverend Ruot further reminded the biggest Presbytery Church congregation in the capital that there was need for the country to gain more than the political independence it just attained and should work towards achieving peace and prosperity in freedom.

He urged the leaders to emulate the good teachings of Christ and avoid practices which can invite unwanted setbacks in the country.

The minister of Justice, John Luk Jok, who also represented the government during the occasion appealed for consolidation of peace and unity among the people and avoid tribalism and injustices.

He said the people of South Sudan had suffered from the decades of war against oppression and should therefore deserve freedom, justice and prosperity in their new nation.

The justice minister decried any attempt by authorities to snatch the freedom from the people through intimidation, torture or murder in order to silence their voices and stop them from expressing their opinions about how they think the new nation should be governed.

(ST)

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  • 26 December 2012 09:18, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    Mr John Luk was/is the one who gave all the constitutional right to the president,I don’t understand what justices is he talking about? let deal with the consequences of being soft leaders at the helm.

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  • 26 December 2012 11:55, by Juba City

    Reverend Ruot,you should have pray for the regime change because God Him self knows what is happening in South Sudan. God is the one who guide this country otherwise there could be no peace at all. And for your advise Rev. Ruot, don’t let politician to talk at the church they contribute nothing instead of confusing congregation.

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    • 26 December 2012 15:23, by ngadodo

      Yes, Church it’s not place to talks Country issues he should go to parliament and addresses what going on in the new nation. If he not understanding problem of Country he should make recognitions for presidency, because he have empty mind he should not confess Congregations in Church , because this Country cause a lot life’s for good people. So he should not play with its, his may know where

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  • 26 December 2012 15:23, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Hi Lotodo John Luk did not sign the constitution that president/Jiang leader to Kill the peaple in S.Sudan. Luk the sign the Constitutional right for all citizens in new nation. If the Nuers will Said KachLora even u. you will beg- N- to prey again.

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