Catholic Church in Sudan

St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre (VCT) situated in Khartoum. Credit: Salesian Missions

Restricted Movement, “communication is very difficult for us”: Missionary Priest in Sudan

May 25, 2023

A Catholic Missionary Priest ministering in violence-stricken Khartoum has lamented restricted movement in the Sudanese capital city, and difficulty in establishing communication with others amid continued violence in the Northeastern African nation since April 15.

The Vulnerable People Project rescue three nuns trapped in the middle of the crossfire in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, May 2023. | Credit: The Vulnerable People Project / The Vulnerable People Project

Catholic Nuns “thankful” after Safe Evacuation from Sudan to South Sudan amidst Violence

May 24, 2023

Three members of the Religious Order of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS) have expressed gratitude to the Vulnerable People Project (VPP), a Catholic apostolate dedicated to helping people escape conflict, for facilitating their safe evacuation from Sudan to South Sudan amid violence in the Northeastern African nation.

A JRS staff attending some persons fleeing violence in Sudan. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Supporting Thousands Fleeing Sudan War at “an outreach point” in South Sudan

May 22, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has set up “an outreach point” at Renk in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State where thousands of persons fleeing the Sudan war that broke out on April 15 are being served.

Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media

“Spare no effort”: Pope Francis to International Community on Pushing for Talks in Sudan

May 22, 2023

Pope Francis has urged the international community to “spare no effort” in pushing for dialogue between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to bring an end to war in Sudan where he says “situation continues to be grave”.

Sister Beta Almendra, a Portuguese Comboni nun living in Wau. Credit: ACN

Catholic Diocese in South Sudan Raising Funds to Support War Victims in Sudan

May 20, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan is preparing to send a special collection to Khartoum, Sudan, to support people who continue to be affected by the ongoing war that broke out on April 15.

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Christian Entity Condemns “intentional attacks” on Worship Centers in Sudan amid Fighting

May 20, 2023

Christians Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has condemned “intentional attacks” on worship centers in Sudan since fighting between the  Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) broke out on April 15.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin during a press conference on , 22 December 2022 in Juba. Credit: Wani Yusif/CRN

Church Entities in South Sudan Urged to “open all doors” to Personnel Fleeing Sudan War

May 11, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of South Sudan’s only Metropolitan See, Juba, has urged Church institutions in the country to welcome and offer support to members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and Laity arriving from Sudan where war broke out on April 15.

rchbishop Michael Didi Adgum Mangoria of Sudan's Khartoum Archdiocese. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Religious, Clergy Forced to Flee as War, Humanitarian Crisis Intensify in Sudan

May 8, 2023

Faced with the danger of bombings and the worsening humanitarian situation as war rages on in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, members of the Clergy and women and men Religious are fleeing in search of safety elsewhere.

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Let’s Join “in prayer and action for peace in Sudan”: Jesuit Entity

May 7, 2023

The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) is calling for “prayer and action” to bring an end to the ongoing violent conflict in Sudan, where violence between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) erupted on April 15. 

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Sudan. Credit: Agenzia Info Salesiana

Catholic Religious Institute in Sudan Considers Relocating School following Bombing

May 6, 2023

The leadership of St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre (VCT) situated in Khartoum, Sudan’s embattled capital city, is mulling over a plan to move the institution to a safer place following a bombing that destroyed part of the facility under the auspices of Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB).

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

Let’s Wait for “a day or two”: Catholic Priest in Sudan on Latest Seven-day Ceasefire

May 3, 2023

The events of the next couple of days will determine whether or not the warring parties in Sudan are respecting the latest ceasefire expected to begin on Thursday, May 4, a Catholic missionary Priest in the Northeastern African nation has said.

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Regional Implications of Sudanese War Concern for Christian Human Rights Group

Apr 28, 2023

Violence in Sudan may escalate regionally and internationally with entry of other countries supporting the country’s warring parties, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has said.

Members f the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). Credit; Courtesy Photo

“End the fighting, revert to dialogue”: Catholic Bishops to Rival Forces in Sudan

Apr 18, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan have, in a collective statement, called on the rival forces in Sudan to end the ongoing violence and “revert to dialogue” to safeguard the lives of the people.

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Christian Foundation Condemns Attempts to Shied Church Arson Attacker in Sudan

Apr 8, 2023

Christians Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has expressed concern about the attempts by the Sudanese military to shield a man accused of torching a church in Gedaref State in East Sudan.

In Sudan, St. Joseph Vocational Training Center offers students the opportunity to have hands-on learning in renewable energy. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Day of Poor, Salesians Highlight Social Initiatives for Africa’s Vulnerable Youth

Nov 14, 2022

On the annual event of the World Day of the Poor marked November 13, the leadership of the U.S—based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted social initiatives for vulnerable youth across the globe, including Africa.

Archbishop Luís Miguel Muñoz Cárdaba, Apostolic Nuncio in Sudan. Credit: Vatican Media

“Work hard in your Dioceses to improve evangelization”: Nuncio in Sudan to Bishops

Oct 28, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Sudan has encouraged Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan to make every effort “to improve evangelization” in their respective Episcopal Sees.

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Human Rights Entity Lauds Dismissal of Apostasy Case against Christian Converts in Sudan

Sep 13, 2022

The UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has welcomed the dismissal of a case against four men who were accused of apostasy in Sudan.

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Sudanese Authorities Urged to Investigate Murder of Catholic Permanent Deacon’s Children

Aug 27, 2022

The UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), is calling for a speedy investigation into the murder of three children of a Catholic Permanent Deacon following an attack by extremists on their ’s home in Sudan.

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Christian Entity Concerned about Criminal Prosecution of Sudanese Converts to Christianity

Aug 21, 2022

The criminal prosecution of four Sudanese men who converted from Islam to Christianity is an issue of concern to the leadership of the UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

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Why South Sudan Needs Now More Than Ever Leaders like Country’s Celebrated Catholic Bishop

Aug 17, 2022

Today, more than ever before, South Sudan needs more leaders like Bishop Paride Taban, the celebrated Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Torit, to stand up to the poor governance of the East-Central African country.