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Sudanese Bishops Visit U.S.

Sudan is at a critical junction. The volatile situation in the country – not just in the Darfur region, but also the tenuous peace between the North and South brought about by the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) – is becoming more serious. Three prominent bishops of the Sudanese Catholic Church will be visiting the U.S. to discuss their country’s challenges. The following are brief bios of each of the bishops.

Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak is the bishop of the Diocese of Wau and President of the Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference (SCBC). He was born in Wau, southern Sudan in 1946. He was ordained a priest on November 20, 1970. Bishop Deng has served as Secretary to the Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference and as Vicar General of the Wau Diocese. He became bishop of Wau in 1995. Bishop Deng has highlighted the need for implementing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement as a “valid and relevant road map for a just and lasting peace in Sudan.”

Bishop Daniel Adwok Kur was born in Ater (Upper Nile) in 1952, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1977. He was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Khartoum on February 19, 1993. With over 1.5 million internally displaced people living in Khartoum, many from southern Sudan, Bishop Adwok has spoken out for Sudan’s need to respect all communities, regardless of ethnicity and religion.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala was born on March 23, 1964, at Source-Yubu in Western Equatoria State. Bishop Hiiboro was ordained a priest in Khartoum on May 20, 1994, for the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, and was consecrated as bishop of the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in April, 2008. The Diocese’s location places it under constant threat of attack from the Lord’s Resistance Army and Bishop Hiiboro has been an outspoken advocate in demanding protection for the people of his Diocese.

The dioceses of Sudan.

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One Response to “Sudanese Bishops Visit U.S.”

  1. Zingorani Albert Says:

    Dear readers,
    I want send my heart felt happiness to the bishops of Sudan for making it up the US inorder to address the problems facing their country.
    I want congratulate Bp Edward Hiiboro of Tambura – Yambio Diocese for always being vocal and seeking international support towards ending the LRA attrocities in his region and the success of the CPA.
    Dear Bishop Hiiboro countue with the struggle.

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