El Obeid diocese

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. 

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Catholic Bishop, Priests in Sudan “safe” after Rockets Hit Church Premises: Official

Apr 24, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of El-Obeid Diocese and section of the Clergy in the Sudanese Diocese are “safe” after rockets hit Church premises on April 20, including the main gate of Mary Queen of Africa Cathedral and the Priests’ residence, the Secretary General of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) has said.

Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku of Sudan's El Obeid Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Abyei Residents “facing humanitarian catastrophe”, Bishop in Sudan Says, Appeals for Help

Nov 7, 2022

Residents of Abyei Administrative Area (AAA), an area on the border between Sudan and South Sudan that has a “special administrative status”, are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Obeid that covers the region has said.

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Pressure Sudan’s Military to Value Human Life: Catholic Bishop to International Community

Oct 25, 2021

There is need for the international community to put pressure on the military in Sudan to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said a day after the country’s army seized power in a coup.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, left, and The Sudan Liberation Movement-North leader, Abdel-Aziz Adam al-Hilu, hold up their hands in the conflict-affected remote town of Kauda, Nuba Mountains, Sudan, Jan. 9, 2020. / AFP

Sudan’s Separation of Religion from State not Concluded, Prelate Clarifies

Oct 7, 2020

The agreement to separate religion from the state after three decades of Islamic rule in Sudan is a matter that is still under discussion, according to a Catholic Prelate in the North-East African country.

Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille of Sudan’s El Obeid Diocese.

“Ceasefire still holds (despite) outbreaks of tribal conflict in Darfur”: Sudanese Bishop

Jul 29, 2020

The peace deal signed close to ten months ago between the government of  Sudan and the rebel coalition of fighters that saw the two parties agree to a cessation of hostilities on all war fronts seems to be holding the country together despite some cases of tribal conflicts in the region of Darfur, a Bishop in the two-diocese nation has reported.

Left, New President of the Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference (SCBC), Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku of El Obeid diocese, Sudan; right, outgoing SCBC President, Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio diocese, South Sudan

Bishop of Sudan’s El Obeid Diocese Elected President of Conference, SCBC

Nov 6, 2019

When the Bishops and heads of dioceses in Sudan and South Sudan met for their weeklong Annual Plenary Assembly in Juba that concluded October 30, they not only deliberated about the situation of their sister countries and delivered a message of hope but also elected new leaders for their umbrella body, the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC).

Bishop Tombe Trille of El Obeid diocese, Sudan, at the Good Shepherd Peace Center, Kit, Juba on October 25, 2019 / ACI Africa

Positive Change, Stagnation with Sudan’s Transitional Leaders into 2nd Month: Bishop Notes

Oct 29, 2019

Just over two months since Sudan’s new transitional government took office, there is, on one hand, positive change with regard to the ability of citizens to express their views without fear of intimidation and torture, and on the other hand, a degree of stagnation with economic hardships still being felt across the Northeast African country, a Church leader has told ACI Africa.