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SUDAN: Spiritual renewal for priests leading their peopleCategory: Theological formation
After decades of civil war and the recent creation of South Sudan, barely anyone has escaped the psychologically damaging effects of upheaval, suffering and grief.
Priests are no exception. But regardless of their own suffering they are called to be community leaders and need to draw deeply on personal strength to minister to their flocks.
Against a backdrop of aggressive islamisation in Sudan, ordinary parish priests urgently need spiritual renewal to support them in their vocation.
Archbishop of Khartoum, Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako writes:
"Those of us who are responsible for these priests are deeply concerned for their spiritual welfare during this time of great changes, and we want to create an environment in which they can have time to read, to pray and to deepen their faith, so that they in turn can minister to their flocks."
That is why Aid to the Church in Need is providing urgent formation and support.
In many countries, priests can be ground down by the pressures and dangers they face.