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Patrick Noonan

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

A soldier patrols the border of South Sudan amid skirmishes (Photo: CNS)

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

George McLaughlin

Walker raises money for Sudanese children

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

Bishop Gassis celebrates Mass in exile in Kenya in 2005 (CNS photo by Deacon Greg LaFreniere, Long Island Catholic)

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

Independence day celebrations in Juba (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)

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

A girl sings the South Sudan national anthem during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)

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

Men light candles at a vigil to commemorate Pakistani minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti in Lahore (CNS photo/Mohsin Raza, Reuters)

Why are we giving hundreds of millions to brutal regimes like Pakistan and northern Sudan?

Salesian priest Fr John Lee Tae-seok blesses a child in Sudan

Fr John Lee Tae-soek was once so scared of lepers that he hid from them, but he became their champion

Bishop Kussala wants the international community to put pressure on the region's governments to open talks

Bishop Kussala says military action over several years has failed to stop killing sprees and abductions