Father Ladu Yanga, the associate pastor of Woodridge in Brisbane, is hopeful his ailing mother can be flown out of war-ravaged South Sudan for medical treatment in Uganda, reports The Catholic Leader.
Fr Yanga said he had spoken to his mother, Kolorina Martin, in the nation’s capital Juba recently. 'Security has improved enough in Juba for us to consider flying my mother out from the airport to Uganda,' he said.
'My mother is also able to get up a little and walk around with the aid of a walking stick. This is much better than when her back pain was so severe all she could do was lie around.'
Fr Yanga fought through government red tape last year to have his mother present at his ordination in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane. Last month, his sister Angela and others had to carry his mother 15km through Juba’s then-dangerous streets at night on Christmas Eve to get her to hospital.
FULL STORY Fr Ladu receives good news about his mother (The Catholic Leader)