Bishops attacked in South Sudan church compound – Episcopal News Service

Bishops attacked inside a church in South Sudan

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[Anglican Communion News Service] The Episcopal Church of South Sudan Province was attacked in the town of Bor, Jonglei State, according to a statement released by the Primate, Archbishop Justin Badi Arama. Bishops were attacked in the church grounds at 3 a.m. on January 22. Two people were injured.

This is the third time such an incident has occurred at the church premises in Bor. In early 2021, two young members were shot dead by police in the church compound, and later in 2021, two bishops were arrested at Bor airstrip and deported to Juba by the government of Jonglei State.

In one declaration released on January 22, Arama said, “The ECSS [Episcopal Church of South Sudan] the leadership condemns in the strongest possible terms the continued attack on the ECSS in the city of Bor… ​​It is sad to hear that some senior politicians in Jonglei are misleading innocent citizens to practice such evil acts against the church. We call on all Christians in Jonglei to refrain from violence and we continue to pray for the safety of Bishops, clergy and other ECSS workers as they continue their pastoral activities.

He ended the statement saying, “We pray for peace and harmony in Jonglei State and across South Sudan.”


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