Wednesday, April 18, 2012

War looms in Sudan

Catholics ask world leaders to help determine Sudan-South Sudan border

Young members of Christ the King Parish dance during an outdoor Mass in Malakal, Southern Sudan.
Saying civilian lives are at risk, Catholic leaders appealed to the international community to step up efforts to prevent full-scale war from erupting over disputed territory along the Sudan - South Sudan border.

Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Adwok Kur of Khartoum, Sudan, said in an email to Catholic News Service that tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, the world's newest nation, could be defused if the United Nations and the African Union would mediate the differences and attempt to determine the proper border between the two countries.

Dan Griffin, Sudan adviser for the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services, told CNS April 17 that fears are very real that a "looming disaster" exists and that the current border conflict could give rise to a new war.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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