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South Sudan’s bishops call for end to civil war

February 06, 2015

The South Sudanese Civil War, which began in late 2013 and pits government against rebel forces, is an “evil war,” the nation’s bishops said.

“This war is about power, not about the good of the people,” they said at the close of a three-day meeting. “A legitimate government is one which is able to bring peace.”

“Any party that continues to fight the war against the innocent citizens of South Sudan has no legitimacy,” they continued. “South Sudan has always been considered a God-fearing nation, whether Christians, Muslims or followers of traditional religion. But in this senseless and inhuman war the nation has abandoned the ways of God.”

The bishops added that it would be “sinful” for either side to mount a new offensive in the war.


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