Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop (Daniel Zindo)'s Death Sparks Fear for Sudanese Church

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop (Daniel Zindo)'s Death Sparks Fear for Sudanese Church

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Anglicanism in Sudan, a country embroiled in civil war, has been thrown into turmoil after the primate of Sudan was killed in a car crash in late October in Uganda.

Bishop Daniel Zindo, 54, was the acting archbishop of the Episcopal Church in the East African country and was also the bishop of Yambio, a diocese in the southwestern region.

Bishop Zindo was seated next to the Archbishop of Canterbury in the photograph taken of the bishops at the Lambeth Conference.

In a statement, Archbishop George Carey said Bishop Zindo's death will come as a "bitter blow to the Episcopal Church in Sudan, and to the many people around the world who pray for and support the Sudanese people."

Many people believe Bishop Zindo's death could threaten the already marginalized Christian church in Sudan. Bishop Zindo was struggling to advance Christianity in a country with a repressive Islamic government.

Primate Michael Peers said there have been "bitter, bitter divisions" in the church in Sudan. Those wounds had "only just begun to be healed. Now everything is wide open again. …

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