Tombura-Yambio, 28 October, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for peace in Sudan, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said in a solidarity message in which he implores that “the dove of peace” returns to the Northeast African nation following a coup by the military earlier this week.
On October 25, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan who was at the helm of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, the country’s power-sharing ruling entity, announced the dissolution of the Council and civilian rule, the detention of political leaders, and called a state of emergency across the country.
In his “solidarity message of courage and hope to the beloved people of God in the Sudan” on Thursday, October 28, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala challenges Sudanese to “pray and fast for reconciliation as the nation is locked in hopelessness and despair through the coup.”
“Let the dove of peace return to Sudan. Let this nation rise up to be a new Sudan of peace and prosperity to all. Let the rainbow of peace and reconciliation rise again,” Bishop Hiiboro says in his solidarity message published by Ruru Gene newsletter of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY).
He further says, “We have been saddened by the event which has befallen you during these last days, where armed confrontations with civilians have erupted in the Capital of the Sudan, Khartoum. This is not good news for us neither for you or any peace lovers.”