The statement titled “Starting Anew from Forgiveness” anchored on the Pope’s announcement of the Year of Mercy in 2015 described the church in South Sudan as “a fragile and imperfect Church that experiences the compassionate love of God and is called to be a witness of mercy.”
“As we come marching, marching, un-numbered women dead
Go crying through our singing their ancient call for bread,
Small art and love and beauty their trudging spirits knew
Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses, too.”
On the occasion of the 8th of March, we want to remember through Teresa’s story how women, despite the disadvantage they often find themselves in and the enormous difficulties they are forced to face, can succeed in achieving their goals of emancipation and thus improve their lives and those of their families.