Posts Tagged ‘sudan’

Catholic Church in Sudan gives hope during war Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Catholic Church in Sudan has given hope to its people says the chair of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North. Abdelaziz Adam al-Hilu says the the Church has encouraged the people of the Nuba Mountains during decades of war with the government in Khartoum. “Bishop Macram gave hope to the people. He gave them courage Read more

War in South Sudan drags on, church helps displaced Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In South Sudan about a third of the 12 million people have been forced to flee their homes. The Catholic Church is one group trying to help alleviate suffering. In the grounds of the Cathedral of St. Mary in Wau, for example, almost 10,000 internally displaced people continue to find refuge. Read more     Read more

Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan for famine response Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Following the declaration of famine in South Sudan, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s lead humanitarian aid worker, Mark Mitchell, is preparing to return to the world’s newest nation. He is going to help coordinate the Caritas response to the worsening situation. “I was in the country last year to bolster Caritas’ humanitarian response to the existing Read more

Dr. Tom Catena — ‘He’s Jesus Christ’ Comments 0

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

If you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the doctor here. Dr. Tom Catena, 51, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York, is the only doctor at the 435-bed Mother of Read more

Why migrants risk death in the Mediterranean Comments 1

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Sobbing and shaking, Mohamed Abdallah tries to explain why he still wants to risk crossing the Mediterranean Sea in an inflatable boat. He sits in a migrant detention centre in Zawya, Libya, surrounded by hundreds of fellow asylum seekers who nearly died this week at sea. They survived only after being intercepted, detained and brought Read more

Death-row mother meets Pope Francis after fleeing Sudan Comments 0

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Pope Francis has met Meriam Ibrahim and her family at the Vatican after they fled Sudan, where she recently faced a death sentence. Pope Francis praised Mrs Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ, in refusing to renounce her faith, despite facing a death sentence for apostasy against Islam. The Pontiff spent 30 minutes with Ibrahim, her husband Read more

Diplomats work to help re-arrested Meriam Ibrahim Comments 0

Friday, June 27th, 2014

American and South Sudanese diplomats have been summoned to Khartoum after Christian Meriam Ibrahim and her family were detained. On June 24, an appeals court overturned Ms Ibrahim’s death sentence and she was freed from prison. But Ms Ibrahim and her family were apprehended at Khartoum Airport and detained, reportedly over issues with travel documents. Her husband had Read more

Doubts over death row release for Sudan Christian mother Comments 0

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

A Sudanese Christian mother sentenced to death for apostasy is to be released from prison, a Sudan foreign ministry official says. Meriam Ibrahim would be “freed within days in line with legal procedure that will be undertaken by the judiciary and the ministry of justice”, said Abdullah Alazreg. But Mrs Ibrahim’s lawyer, Mohanned Mustapha, told Read more

Christian mother facing execution gives birth in Sudan prison Comments 0

Friday, May 30th, 2014

A Sudanese Christian mother sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth to a baby girl in a Khartoum prison. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was last month sentenced to death after refusing to renounce her faith. Mrs Ibrahim was raised as an Orthodox Christian by her mother, but her absent father was Muslim. The Public Order Read more

Aid group to airlift persecuted Christians out of Sudan Comments 0

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

An international relief agency plans to airlift some 3,400 Christians out of Sudan, where they face increasing persecution from the Islamist government. Reports said many Christian women and children in Northern Sudan are separated from their families and endure increased persecution from an increasing Mulslim population. The Barnabas Fund, an international aid agency, said it Read more