Khartoum, 22 November, 2020 / 1:01 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Sudan have embarked on plans to revive their development and humanitarian arm, Caritas Sudan, which has been dormant for the last nine years.
Assistant Secretary General of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) Fr. Musa Timothy Kacho told ACI Africa that the move has been motivated by a seemingly promising political atmosphere exhibited through the introduction of “new policies” to replace restrictive guidelines held by the Omar al-Bashir’s regime.
Bashir was ousted 11 April 2019 in a military coup d’état following months of popular protests that called for his departure.
Media reports have indicated the possibility of separating religion from the state after three decades of Islamic rule in the Northeastern African country.
“We finished every process; what we are remaining with now is registering it under the Humanitarian Affairs Commission and I think soon we shall register and hopefully it will come back with all the help and assistance to our people,” Fr. Kacho told ACI Africa on the sideline of SCBC’s Annual Plenary Assembly Saturday, November 14 in Khartoum, Sudan.