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From South Sudan to Salisbury

by Michael Ford last modified 13 Feb, 2013 09:09 AM

The Bishop of Kajo-Keji, Anthony Poggo, has been interviewed on video during a sabbatical in the UK.

Click this link for the video on YouTube

Bishop Poggo was interviewed in Salisbury last week by the Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings. He was enthusiastic about his work, saying, “It’s encouraging to see the growth of the Church. Most times when I undertake confirmation services, there are at least a hundred candidates!”

Recalling South Sudan becoming independent, he said, “It was amazing to experience the birth of a new nation, especially for us in South Sudan. We’ve gone through a lot, and so experiencing that change... that was encouraging.”

Asked how his business training had helped during this time of change, he said: “In terms of planning, in terms of self-management, in terms of thinking ahead, once we got peace, got a new country, there are many challenges and as a Diocese, we have to think ahead along the changes that we have experienced.”

The visit forms part of this year’s 40th anniversary celebrations of the Salisbury-Sudan Link.


The Right Reverend Anthony Poggo has been Bishop of Kajo-Keji since 2007. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of ACROSS, a non-governmental organisation linked with Tearfund, working across various denominations in Sudan. His qualifications include an MBA from Oxford Brookes.

YouTube Interview (6min 11sec)
The Salisbury-Sudan Link 
The Bishop of Sherborne 

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