The Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has urged students at Catholic University of South Sudan to be very conscious of the specific and concrete historical time and place as its unfold.
Bishop Evelio Menjivarayala encouraged students while delivering keynote address at the Institute of Justice and Peace at Catholic University of South Sudan in Juba
The aim of Bishop Evelio visit to Catholic University of South Sudan in Juba was to deliver keynote address to students at the Institute of Justice and Peace on the lives of Saint Oscar Romeo, the prophet of Nonviolence and Peace.
The Auxiliary Bishop said, faith in history is determined according to how people respond to the specific challenges and opportunities of their time.
He called on students at the department of Justice and Peace to follow the footstep of great people like Nelson Mandela who accepted the challenges and fought for justice.
“Think of Nelson Mandela, Gandi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, and Josephine Bakhita. They are great men, and women because they responded with greatness to the specific challenges of their time and situation during their live time.”
The Catholic prelate encouraged students not to give up in their live because the challenges they face are ways of opportunities to prove their truthfulness.
“You have a purpose here, the challenges you face today are the opportunities, the opportunities God and destiny is giving you to prove your worth. Perhaps, not everyone here will be able to do great and big things according to human standard, but what you do although it’s something very small, do it with hope.”
Whatever you do, do it with greatness, do it with love, and that will make the difference, “The Auxiliary Bishop of Washington stated.”
Bishop Evelio explained how Saint Oscar Romeo fought to end the violence against the civilians.
He added that Oscar became truly the voice of the voiceless by openly pleaded with the military government of Salverdale in 1980.
The protection from Saint Oscar was the power of his words that never cease to plead for the end of violent, he became truly the voice of the voiceless by March of 1980 he openly pleaded with the military government and even with individual solders to end the brutal violence.”
He appealed to the students of Catholic University to be focus in whatever they do for the better future of the country.
The Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington made the statement to students at Catholic University of South Sudan in Juba.