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Gbudue state authorities order Catholic Church’s closure

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January 24, 2017 (YAMBIO) – Authorities in Gbudue, one of South Sudan’s new states, have issued an order for the closure of a church it accuses of allegedly involving in a series of irregular activities.

The new directive, issued by the deputy governor, Victor Edward Kpiawandu came over the state-owned Yambio FM on Monday.

Authorities accused the leaders of Gundeti Mbori Catholic Church, Genezareth of prohibiting people infected with HIV/Aids from taking drugs and for falsely being affiliated to Tombura Catholic Diocese.

The church, established in 2012, is also said to be illegally operating.

However, while some of the locals embraced its activities, others have accused the church leaders of preaching “wrong doctrines”.

The deputy governor has assured the population of the state government’s commitment to allowing freedom of worship.

Sudan Tribune was unable to get a comment from the church officials.

(ST)

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  • 25 January 2017 08:30, by Mayom County Troops

    Let me hope that the closure of Catholic Church is behind something , that hidden by the state authorities some where ?

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  • 25 January 2017 10:40, by online

    When the church diverse from preaching the gospel,then the law takes its route
    holy ghost fire!!!!!!!!¨¨

    repondre message

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