Papal appeal for humanitarian aid in war-torn Sudan
November 13, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: On November 12, Pope Francis appealed to local leaders in war-torn Sudan to permit access to humanitarian aid.
“For some months Sudan has been in the throes of a civil war that shows no sign of abating, and which is causing numerous victims, millions of internally displaced people and refugees in neighboring countries, and a very grave humanitarian situation,” Pope Francis said.
The Pope added, “I am close to the sufferings of those dear populations of Sudan, and I address a heartfelt appeal to local leaders to facilitate access to humanitarian aid and, with the contribution of the international community, to work in search of peaceful solutions.”
Sudan (map) is a northeastern African nation of 48 million that is 92% Muslim and 4% Christian, with 2% adhering to ethnic religions. Sudan is distinct from largely Christian and animist South Sudan, which Pope Francis visited in February.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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