Khartoum (Agenzia Fides) - In their joint message to mark the first anniversary of the independence of South Sudan, His Exc. Mgr. Paulino Lukudu Loro, Catholic Archbishop of Juba, and Mgr. Daniel Deng Bul, Episcopal Archbishop of Juba and Primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, say: "We are saddened by the developments in the Republic of Sudan, which appear to threaten the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity."
The two leaders add: "We are particularly saddened by the attacks on the evangelical Presbyterian church complex, for the demolition of the Episcopal church of the parish of St. John in Hai Baraka in Khartoum, for the destruction of the structures of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and the Catholic school of the Comboni Kadugli, for the confiscation of Catholic schools in Khartoum and Omdurman, the closure of the offices of the Sudan Council of Churches and Sudanaid in Nyala (Darfur), and for the attacks against unarmed civilians in other parts of Sudan." (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 09/07/2012)