Sudan: officials arrest Catholic aid workers, close down Caritas office
April 24, 2012
Security officials in Sudan have arrested three Catholic aid workers and closed down the office of Caritas in South Darfur as the three were traveling to South Sudan.
Staff members of the ecumenical Sudan Council of Churches were also arrested, according to Gabriel Yei, director of Caritas in South Sudan.
Tensions between Sudan, which is largely Muslim, and the newly independent nation of South Sudan, which is largely Christian and animist, have flared in recent weeks.
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