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Commissioners appointed to investigate Khartoum church attack

The Sudanese Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments has appointed five commissioners to investigate a series of attacks on the Sudan Church of Christ (SCOC) Jabarona, which took place in December of 2019 and January of 2020, Catholic Solidarity Worldwide reported.


On 29th of March the Minister for Religious Affairs and Endowments, Nasr al-Din Mufreh signed a ministerial order appointing commissioners tasked with three primary duties: to draw up a list of properties owned by the church in the metropolis of Khartoum; to review all investment properties on land allocated to the church in Khartoum, Khartoum Bahri and Omdurman; and to investigate the attacks on the SCOC Jabarona.

However, due to restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19, the investigation is expected to take longer to complete.

According to CSW, the investigation is limited to the situation in Khartoum alone; however, concerns have been raised over increasing attacks on churches in the Blue Nile state. On 9th March extremists destroyed the Sudanese Evangelical Presbyterian Church (SEPC) in Bout Town, El Tadamon locality, Blue Nile state, to the ground. 


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