Background Information:

On April 21, 2012 hundreds of Muslim fanatics burned down a Catholic Church in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum, in the Al-Jiraif district.  The violence resulted from increasing border tension between the predominantly Muslim country of Sudan and recently independent, mainly Christian nation of South Sudan.  The Church also functioned as a prominent educational and residential facility mostly used by southerners.  The incident has been widely covered by international media (please see links attached).  At the same time of the Church burning, reports indicate that warplanes of Khartoum’s fanatical warmongering dictatorship bombed villages near a major town in South Sudan.  There is increasing fear that these nations may engage in a full-scale war in the near future over dispute of border demarcation, Southern Sudanese living in North Sudan, the sharing of natural resources and oil revenues amongst other issues.  President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, wants to institute stricter Sharia law threatening the well-being of all Christian inhabitants and other liberal Sudanese living in Sudan.


A Muslim mob recently burned a Catholic church in Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum — continuing violence as a result of hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan.


Hundreds of Muslims incinerated a Catholic church complex in the capital Khartoum amid growing hostilities between the Arab-dominated Muslim government of Sudan and the newly independent, predominantly Christian nation of South Sudan.


We’ve been asking for prayer for months for the Christians in Sudan and today’s news is another sobering reminder of the daily Christian persecution happening to believers in this nation.