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« on: December 21, 2012, 09:48:38 PM »

http://www.aina.org/news/20121219192733.htm

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(AFP) -- Two priests from the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sudan have been arrested after the religious conversion of a Muslim in the Islamist-run state, church sources said.

"I understand there was someone from the Arab origin that accepted Christ and was baptised by them," leading to their arrest within the past few days, one religious leader told AFP.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 02:12:36 AM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 04:36:26 AM »

Great to see that some still have courage to do this despite Islamist goverments.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 07:44:45 AM »

Lord have mercy! Sad

Is there any reliable data how many Christians (I mean especially Copts) live there?
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 09:49:02 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 12:54:09 AM »

I am surprised that this happened in Sudan and not Egypt.  As they said, Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 12:42:22 PM »

there are plenty of orthodox Christians in sudan (mostly in the north).
may God give them strength and courage.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 06:11:20 PM »

there are plenty of orthodox Christians in sudan (mostly in the north).
may God give them strength and courage.
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 10:28:13 PM »

There are missionary efforts underway in South Sudan organized by both the Coptic and Alexandrian Orthodox Churches, though I'm not sure what the status of the latter's work is given that the friend I thought was headed there to be a missionary bishop has been elected Bishop of Bujumbura instead.

there are plenty of orthodox Christians in sudan (mostly in the north).
may God give them strength and courage.
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 10:58:54 PM »

There are missionary efforts underway in South Sudan organized by both the Coptic and Alexandrian Orthodox Churches, though I'm not sure what the status of the latter's work is given that the friend I thought was headed there to be a missionary bishop has been elected Bishop of Bujumbura instead.

there are plenty of orthodox Christians in sudan (mostly in the north).
may God give them strength and courage.

Is the Ethiopian Church involved anywhere?
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 02:10:55 AM »

Wouldn't be surprised if the "converted Muslim" didn't even exist at all. This game of fake conversions goes back to the beginning, at least the 8th century when Saint Rodrigo's brother said he converted when he didn't, getting him killed for "apostasy" when he woke up and said he had never converted.
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