Sunday, February 8, 2009

Church in Sudan grows

The Episcopal Church of the Sudan has grown to 25 dioceses with the creation last month of the Diocese of Terekeka. On Jan 24, the Archbishop of Juba, the Most Rev Daniel Deng Bul Yak convened the first synod of the diocese centred in the town of Terekeka in the Sudan’s Central Equatoria State, approximately 50 miles north of Juba.

In his synod address, Archbishop Deng said the province had waited to create a new diocese for Terekeka archdeaconry of the Diocese of Juba for the Mundari people until they could support a bishop with his own house, car, office and with funds for economic and social development projects.

Last year the leaders of the Mundari community responded that they had raised the funds to support a bishop, and would commit to building schools and hospitals.

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