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July 29, 2014
From the Anglican Communion News Service website – July 28, 2014
Celebrations in Sudan as new internal provincial Archbishop enthroned
The first Archbishop of the new internal province of Sudan has been enthroned during a major celebration service in Khartoum’s All Saints Cathedral. Up to 10,000 worshippers saw the Most Revd Ezekiel Kumir Kondo, Bishop of Khartoum, take on the new role.
In 2013, the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan decided it wanted to remain as one church despite the independence of South Sudan in 2011. It renamed itself the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan; and created an internal province for the dioceses in Sudan.
The original province has grown from four dioceses in 1976, when it first became an independent province of the Anglican Communion, to 31 dioceses today.
Most of the dioceses are in South Sudan, including the diocese of Juba, whose bishop, the Most Revd Daniel Deng Bul Yak, is also the Archbishop of the province. Five of the dioceses – Khartoum, El Obeid, Port Sudan, Kadugli and Wad Medani – serve more than one million Anglicans in Sudan.
The creation of a new internal province will make it easier for the Church to relate to different governments, with their separate laws and administrations.
The full article can be found here.