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Catholic bishop asks for help in building South Sudan

Msgr. Cesare MazzolariBishop of Rumbek (South Sudan)“We need engineers, we need doctors, we need people prepared at every political level, people who can join the rest of the world with an honest administration, without corruption, an administration that can make a respectable name in society.”Aware of these shortcomings, the country?s bishops proposed, 101 days before the referendum, 101 days of prayer in Sudan and around the world for the future of the country.The Catholic Church is helping the situation through the University of Sacred Heart in Milan which has launched a program to train the future leaders of the country as well as the Italian Episcopal Conference which has financed the construction of schools.They hope to help rebuild the country and the lives of nearly 9 million people from the world?s youngest country.