Khartoum, 30 October, 2020 / 8:01 pm (ACI Africa).
The signing of the International Religious Freedom Round Table Declaration aimed at promoting peace and freedom of worship among all Sudanese communities provides an opportunity “for more religious freedom,” the Archbishop of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese said.
In the Wednesday, October 28 report, Archbishop Michael Didi further appeals for patience in the implementation of the Round Table Declaration signed Tuesday, October 27 between Christian and Muslim leaders after a two-day meeting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
“The Declaration will help create space for more religious freedom in Sudan as the country embarks on a new era following the revolution that led to military leaders removing Bashir from power,” Archbishop Didi says the Declaration that happened under the auspices of the Sudanese Ministry of Religious Affairs.
He notes that “three decades of religious oppression created social stigma among different communities across the country and change will not happen overnight.”
The Archbishop therefore appeals for patience in the implementation of the changes in the Sudanese society saying, “I think we are moving well but it will take some time because many things were planted for a long time and to uproot them and make things new, and the understanding and the change of heart, the change of thinking and the change of how to deal with one, maybe it will need some time.”