Injustice against Christians continues in Sudan, says cardinal

.- How long will it take before Western countries realize the severity of the situation for Christians in Sudan? That was one of the questions Sudanese Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako had in his recent visit to England.
Criticizing western governments for failing to heed the Church’s warnings about the situation in Sudan, the archbishop of Khartoum said: “If I say that Christians are persecuted, that life is made difficult for us, how long is it going to take to get people to trust me? How many people realize that in speaking, I am putting my life at stake?”
The facade of peace in Sudan conceals the misery and injustice that continue to threaten the people, he said.
Even after this year’s peace agreement, there was very limited freedom of speech, that children were “brainwashed” at government-run schools, police and security had turned the country into a “security cage” and the Church was not allowed to own property, the cardinal said.
He went on to explain that non-Muslims were still under pressure to adhere to punitive Sharia law in the north of the country, that the government was pumping in resources to “islamize” the mainly non-Muslim south and that corruption and bad governance continued to threaten Sudan’s new-found and very fragile peace.
Speaking Sept. 24 to more than 300 benefactors at Aid to the Church in Need’s annual event at Westminster Cathedral, Cardinal Wako stressed the importance of adhering to the peace process, which follows 25 years of civil war between the north and the south of the country.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 24, 2014

Thursday within the Octave of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 24:35-48


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Acts 3:11-26
Gospel:: Lk 24:35-48

Saint of the Day

Easter Sunday »


Homily of the Day

Lk 24:35-48


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: