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Bishops of South Sudan plead for international pressure on Khartoum to stop warfare

Catholic World News - May 18, 2012

The Catholic and Anglican bishops of South Sudan have united in an appeal for peace, pleading with international leaders to show a “more balanced” approach to the border conflict with Sudan.

“There must be no more war between Sudan and South Sudan!" the bishops insist. But they said that the UN had pressed the government of South Sudan to back away from a border conflict, without applying equal pressure to the Khartoum regime in the north. After the troops of South Sudan retreated from the border area, the bishops reported, planes from Khartoum continued bombing missions against civilian populations in the disputed region.

“We are beginning to ask ourselves,” the bishop said, “if the international community still understands the yearnings of the people of South Sudan in the same way as the marginalized communities of Sudan.”

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