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Sudan: Five injured in attack on Omdurman church during Sunday worship

Most Sudanese Christians are Roman Catholic or Protestant. There is a small number of Greek Orthodox Christians there. Click here for information about Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Khartoum.

For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Sudan, see here.

“Sudan conflict: Five injured in attack on Omdurman church; warring sides blame each other,” by Harshit Sabarwal, WION, May 15, 2023:

In a statement, Army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the paramilitary forces fired bullets at Christian worshippers at the Mar Girgis (St George) Church in Omdurman, the news agency AFP reported.

The RSF, meanwhile, blamed the army for the attack “that caused serious injuries among worshippers.”

Worshippers were attacked in a church during mass on Sunday (May 14) as the fighting between Sudan’s army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has been going on for a month.

Five people were injured including a priest, and the warring factions blamed each other for the attack on the Mar Girgis (St George) Church in Omdurman.

In a statement, Army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the paramilitary forces fired bullets at Christian worshippers at the church, the news agency AFP reported.

The RSF, meanwhile, blamed the army for the attack “that caused serious injuries among worshippers.”

In a statement, the RSF said that an extremist group affiliated with the army was responsible.

Christians in Sudan have suffered decades of persecution under Omar al-Bashir’s regime, and several high-ranking officials of which returned to power following a coup in 2021.

According to government figures, Christians represent only three per cent of Sudan’s population. However, Christian leaders have said the figure is much higher….

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