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South Sudan: prelates lament attacks on Christians, political corruption

Catholic World News - July 10, 2012

As the largely Christian and animist nation of South Sudan celebrated the first anniversary of its independence, the new nation’s leading Catholic and Anglican prelates denounced corruption, called for peace, and decried the persecution of Christians in (North) Sudan, which is predominantly Muslim.

“In particular we are saddened by the attacks on the compound of the Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the demolition of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan's St John's Parish in Hai Baraka in Khartoum, destruction of ECS facilities and the Comboni (Catholic) School in Kadugli, the takeover of Catholic schools in Khartoum and Omdurman, the closure of Sudan Council of Churches and Sudanaid offices in Nyala, and attacks on unarmed civilians in other parts of Sudan,” the prelates stated.

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