Catholic Church in Sudan

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UK-based Catholic Entity Warns Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan “quickly getting worse”, Appeals for Partnership

Apr 25, 2024

The humanitarian crisis in Sudan needs urgent attention, the leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has said. 

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Sudan Needs Greater International Humanitarian Support: Caritas Internationalis as War Enters Second Year

Apr 18, 2024

Sudan requires a lot of international humanitarian support to alleviate the suffering that the people are facing due to the country’s yearlong civil violence,  Caritas Internationalis (CI) has said. 

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Don’t “abandon the people of Sudan” amid Raging Violent Conflicts Elsewhere: Jesuit Entity to International Community

Apr 17, 2024

One year since Sudan civil war broke out, the leadership of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) is urging the international community to include the “suffering of the people” in the Northeastern African nation among its priorities even as they attend to the needs of victims of violent conflicts in other regions of the world. 

A priest celebrates Mass in Sudan before the outset of war. / Credit: ACN

Sudan Civil War Leaves No Seminarians and Almost No Catholic Church

Apr 14, 2024

The third Sudanese civil war has terribly affected the entire country but especially the local Catholic Church, according to Aid to the Church in Need.

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Christian Foundation Warns of “Sudan’s evolution towards an Islamic State” if War Persists

Mar 28, 2024

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned that Sudan could evolve into an Islamic State should war in the Northeastern African nation persist.

Sniper sparks a fire at the FMA house in Karthoum. Credit: Salesian Missions

Rooms “badly damaged” in Latest Bombing of Salesian Sisters’ House in Sudan

Jan 24, 2024

The Dar Mariam House of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, (FMA/Salesian Sisters) in Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum has been bombed for a second time after a sniper reportedly set fire to a section of the building. 

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Humanitarian Crisis Worsening in Sudan’s Six Months of Conflict: Jesuit Entity

Nov 16, 2023

Six months after war broke out between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the country’s capital Khartoum, where war is concentrated, has plunged into a deep humanitarian crisis, Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) has said.

The Episcopal/Evangelical church in Omdurman. Credit: CSW

Christian Foundation Condemns Bombing of Church Property in Sudan

Nov 13, 2023

The UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has condemned the bombing of Church buildings in which scores were injured in Khartoum, Sudan.

The painting of Our Lady before and after the bombing. Credit: ACN

Salesian Sisters in Sudan Counting Losses as Bomb Hits Residence

Nov 9, 2023

Members of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), also called Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco in Sudan, have been left counting losses after a bomb exploded at their residence on November 3.

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How UN Failed Victims of Ethiopian Crisis: Christian Human Rights Group

Oct 13, 2023

UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has criticized the failure by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to continue a resolution that allows for investigation into abuses in the Tigrayan crisis in Ethiopia.

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Christian Foundation Lauds Move to Investigate Human Rights Abuses in Sudanese War

Oct 12, 2023

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights group, has welcomed the creation of an international fact-finding mission (FFM) for Sudan, noting that the move will see to it that perpetrators of abuses in the Northeastern African nation’s war are prosecuted.

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Salesians Recount War Situation in Sudan, Seek Support to “continue” Pastoral Care

Aug 19, 2023

“When two elephants fight, the grass suffers”, an African proverb says. In the case of Sudan, the two elephants are the two army Generals, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (head of the Sudanese Armed Forces, SAF), and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (head of the paramilitary force, the Rapid Support Forces, RSF).

A girl carrying water in Djabal refugee camp, Chad. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Seeking Partnership Towards “dignified, solid response” to Sudan War Victims

Jul 5, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) in Chad is seeking partners to facilitate “a dignified and solid response” towards victims of the ongoing violent conflict in Sudan who have fled to the landlocked country at the crossroads of North and Central Africa.

Flag of Sudan on soldier's arm. Credit: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock

Take Action to End “genocide” in Darfur, Sudan: Christian Leaders to AU, IGAD

Jun 30, 2023

Various associations of Christian leaders in Africa and their global partners are calling on the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to act immediately and stop the “genocide” in Sudan’s Darfur region. 

Ongoing Violence in Sudan “for the moment” Not Religious, Not Civil: Apostolic Nuncio

Jun 28, 2023

The ongoing violent conflict in Sudan that broke out on April 15 is, “for the moment”, neither on the basis of religion nor is it a civil war, the representative of the Holy Father in the Northeastern African nation has said. 

Sr. Alice Jurugo Drajea, Superior General of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS). Credit: ACI Africa

Pastoral Work, Education at “standstill” in Sudan amid Violence: Religious Order Superior

Jun 24, 2023

Pastoral work, and education are among services at “a standstill” in Sudan amid violence, the Superior General of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS) has said.

Sr. Lucy Tiyu (left), Sr. Rose Ajija (center), and Sr. Pierina Achito (right), all from the SHS community of Umbadah Omdurman in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. Credit: The Vulnerable People Project

Catholic Nuns Safely Evacuated from Sudan to South Sudan Came “with nothing”: Superior

Jun 14, 2023

The three members of the Religious Order of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS) who were safely evacuated from Sudan to South Sudan last month arrived in the country’s capital, Juba, “with nothing”, the Superior General of the Congregation has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Archbishop Hubertus Maria van Megen, Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa

“People are just not safe”: Immediate Former Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan on Ongoing Violence

Jun 12, 2023

The situation in Sudan remains a cause for concern and the people of God in the Northeastern African nation “are just not safe” amid reports of violation of ceasefires, the immediate former Apostolic Nuncio to the country has said. 

Fr. Zobinou Komlan Hubert. Credit: Courtesy Photo

It’s “very difficult to survive”: Catholic Missionary Priest on Situation in Sudan

Jun 7, 2023

It is becoming more and more difficult to make ends meet in Sudan amid ongoing violence and lack of basic needs, including food, water, and electricity, a Catholic Missionary Priest in the country’s capital city, Khartoum, has said. 

Late Bishop Macram Max Gassis, the first Catholic Bishop of El Obeid Diocese in Sudan, who has passed on in the U.S on 4 June 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pioneer Catholic Bishop of Sudan’s El Obeid Diocese Dies in U.S. at 84

Jun 4, 2023

Bishop Macram Max Gassis, the first Catholic Bishop of El Obeid Diocese in Sudan, has passed on in the U.S. after suffering poor health “for many months”. He was aged 84.