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‘Politicians must not wait until situations get out of hand,’ say bishops in statement

‘We are disheartened by the tendency of our leaders to use war and violence,’ say Church officials in statement

Bishops ‘condemn reports that refer to the violence as conflict between tribes’

Aid worker kept in chains for three months in Sudan was offered freedom if he converted to Islam

New secretary of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue says experience in Sudan was enriching

A member of the Knights of St Columba is to walk 98 miles to raise money for Christian schools in Sudan

Bishop Gassis says people in his diocese are dying from starvation and a government bombing campaign

Benedict XVI has donated a signed photograph of himself for a charity auction this September. The proceeds will help children in the Darfur region of Sudan

But the country’s bishops say there are ‘immense challenges’ ahead

Sudanese hold prayer vigils and build bonfires tonight to prepare for independence of South Sudan tomorrow