Sudan is a Muslim- dominated country in which up to one million Christians are discriminated against. Christians face serious pressure in everyday life. ACN primarily supports the Church in religious formation efforts and with humanitarian aid in refugee camps.
Due to the shortage of priests and the often widely separated parishes in the Sudanese dioceses, few of the faithful can participate in the Church’s sacramental life. For this reason, many communities are run by catechists in rural areas. To ensure that religious life does not come to a standstill, we must invest in the training of priests.
Service in the refugee camps
We are also very concerned about the precarious humanitarian situation in the refugee camps 80 kilometres south of Kosti. For example, we were asked by the Suffragan Bishop of Karthoum to support the work of a priest and three sisters currently providing pastoral care to refugees from South Sudan in six camps.