News and articles from David Gough

Heart rendering visit

Although two of our small team have already arrived home and I have moved on to Kindu Diocese, I have invited Rev Gerald Macartney from St Andrews Parish, Milltown to share his reflections on a busy day of visits in North Kivu Diocese.

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Posted on Sat, 04 May 2013 | 1 comments

What did you do on your birthday?

Friday 26th April was the birthday of one of the team members. To find out who, read on. No, I’m not telling you his age, but I imagine it may be one birthday that he won’t forget for a long time. Now that I have internet access I can tell you how we celebrated this special event…

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Posted on Fri, 03 May 2013 | 1 comments

Two from St Andrews visit St Andrews

It’s not every day that two Clergy from two adjacent Parishes in Northern Ireland with the same name have the opportunity to visit a Cathedral with the identical name on another continent.

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Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2013 | 4 comments

Bishop Justin confirms over 400 in Maridi

Bishop Justin has recently returned from carrying out confirmations throughout the Diocese of Maridi, South Sudan.

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Posted on Thu, 07 Mar 2013

An unexpected reunion for Bishop Hilary

How many times have you said, ‘what a small world it is’ after meeting an acquaintance somewhere unexpected, maybe even in a different country? During Bishop Hilary’s recent visit to Dublin, he was thrilled to have just such an encounter.

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Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Another South Sudan bishop visits Ireland

Having waved farewell to Bishop Hilary this morning, it’s only two days before we welcome Bishop Anthony Poggo from Kajo-Keji Diocese.

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Posted on Mon, 04 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Two Bishops visit from South Sudan

It’s a personal pleasure to welcome two visitors in the next two weeks from the newest country in the world – South Sudan.

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Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Bishops and Deans on the ball

While I was in Maridi over a week ago, Bishop Justin informed me that Maridi Diocese was hosting the House of Bishops’ meeting in late November. I then learned this morning from Bishop Wilson that as well as hearing a keynote address from the Archbishop of Kenya during the meetings, another important event would be taking place.

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Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2012

And as the mist scatters...

On Monday morning as I rose before 7am to a misty and quite cold morning in Ibba, I was reminded of one of my favourite Celtic Prayer’s…

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Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

The beautiful game…and a day of mixed emotions

There are many things that are only too real about life in Ibba, South Sudan. For example, the high illiteracy rates, the lack of schools and trained teachers and the huge need for safe, clean, drinking water. But there are also a few things that are very surreal…including the fact that I can email the world and indeed access the Internet to post this blog…

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Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2012 | 0 comments