El Obeid, 24 April, 2023 / 9:39 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of El-Obeid Diocese and section of the Clergy in the Sudanese Diocese are “safe” after rockets hit Church premises on April 20, including the main gate of Mary Queen of Africa Cathedral and the Priests’ residence, the Secretary General of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) has said.
In a Monday, April 24 press conference which the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) reported, Fr. Peter Suleiman said, “The first rocket hit part of the Priests' house and the second rocket blasted in front of the gate of the Cathedral Church which led to shuttering of glasses.”
“Two rockets landed in the premises, one hit the resident of Priests where Father Michael Konji is living, the Priest who is on sick bed,” Fr. Suleiman has been quoted as saying.
He added in reference to Fr. Konji, “We thank God that he was not in the room at that time, because the room is completely damaged.
The other rocket bullet that landed on the main gate of Cathedral “affected the building that resulted in the damage of the glasses,” the Juba-based member of the Clergy of El-Obeid Diocese further said during the April 24 press conference, adding that Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku Andali and other Priests “are safe but only buildings are destroyed.”