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Letters from South Sudan

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Today’s letters come from two sisters serving in different parts of South Sudan. As both letters reflect, even in peaceful areas violence is affecting people as they travel, work, go to school and try to live their daily lives.

On Friday, Charity Sr. Patricia Johannsen, who trains teachers in the western state of Yambio wrote:

Pope is challenging church to revitalize roots in Christ, cardinals say

In just one year, Pope Francis has made a powerful impact on the Catholic Church worldwide, a number of cardinals have said.

Members of the College of Cardinals gathered in Rome for a series of meetings in late February, and several spoke to Catholic News Service about the Argentine pope's budding legacy.

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington: "It's been an extraordinary year. He's been able to help people see the face of Christ visible in his church."

"It's been an extraordinary gift and a challenge for the rest of us."

Catholic communicators elect Cuban as president of Signis

Members of the international Catholic communicators' organization, Signis, elected Gustavo Andujar of Havana as their new president.

Andujar had served since 2005 as one of the vice presidents of the organization.

Working for the Archdiocese of Havana, Andujar directs the Father Felix Varela Cultural Center, the Catholic quarterly magazine "Espacio Laical," and the Catholic journal "Ecos." He is a member of the archdiocesan pastoral secretariat and of the social communications secretariat of the Cuban bishops' conference.

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