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This violent and tragic situation will affect Sudans security, stability, political transition, and development, Sauca noted.

The WCC is worried about the impacts this development may have on the civilian population, which is already facing political and economic challenges, significant humanitarian needs, a high rate of inflation, ongoing communal conflicts, deep poverty, recurring floods and droughts, the COVID-19 pandemic and several other challenges,” Sauca said. It is extremely unfortunate that this is happening at the time the Transitional Sovereign Council should be focusing on addressing these challenges.”

Sauca called on the military to respect the wishes of the Sudanese people and consider the option of open and inclusive dialogue to address the current challenges. We convey our condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and pray for healing for the injured,” said Sauca. The WCC affirms the contribution of the churches and the Sudan Council of Churches in their work for justice and peace for all.”

Sauca also conveyed the WCCs solidarity and accompaniment with the churches of Sudan as they seek to fulfil their essential ministry for justice, peace and human dignity. We pray that God will grant peace and restore normalcy and stability in Sudan,” he concluded.

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