Justin Welby Inaugurates Anglican Province In Sudan
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has inaugurated a 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion in Sudan.
The service was held in the nation’s capital of Khartoum on Sunday.
On our way to Khartoum to be at birth of the new Province of Sudan: churches of courage and suffering, faithful to Jesus, amazing people
— Justin Welby ن (@JustinWelby) July 28, 2017
His Grace Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo will lead the province. Justin Welby called it a “joy and privilege” to preside over the ceremony and deemed it a “new beginning” for Christians in the predominantly Muslim nation.
The new province was created after the province of South Sudan, which has a predominantly Christian population, requested it.
Since the creation of South Sudan six years ago, the Sudanese Anglican church was controlled from Juba, the capital of South Sudan.
The split has been in the works since April 2016 when the Anglican Consecutive Council sent a team to Sudan to check if a new province would be pliable.
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