Sudan government declares no new church licences

By Christian Today, Crossmap On April 23, 2013

Sudan's Minister of Guidance and Endowments has stated that no new licences for building churches will be issued.

Making the announcement last week, Al-Fatih Taj El-sir said there was a lack of worshippers in the country and a rise in the number of abandoned church buildings.

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According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), he claimed there was no need for new churches whilst maintaining that there was still freedom to worship in Sudan.

Despite his claims, CSW said there had been a "campaign of repression" against Christians in northern Sudan since last December. This includes arrests, detentions and the deportation of Christians, particularly in Sudan's two largest cities, Khartoum and Omodorum.

 

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