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World news in brief

06 March 2015

Archbishops calls for end to conflict in South Sudan

THE Archbishop of Sudan, Dr Daniel Deng, and the Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Revd Eliud Wabukala, have called for an end to the conflict in South Sudan. Acknowledging that negotiations between the two sides were continuing in Ethiopia, the two clerics said that the warring factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement should reunite to prevent a bloodbath.

Indian prayers to end attacks on churches

INDIAN Christians were set to begin three days of prayer on Wednesday to seek to end attacks on churches. The Times of India reported that the organisers, who hoped to see events in 100 places around the country, said that the prayers would not be political, but would ask God to forgive those who were "falsely persecuting" them. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has promised that his government will not tolerate violence or discrimination against minority religions (News, 20 February).

ACO head of communications returns to World Vision

THE Anglican Communion's head of communications, Jan Butter, will leave his position later this month after five years working for the Communion. He is returning to a new post at his previous employer, World Vision International.

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