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Two pastors have been evicted from their homes in Omdurman, Sudan. This is following the destruction of 3 churches in that city over the past year. The three churches are on a list of 25 Churches that the Sudanese government has on a list to demolish. This is so that they can get rid of all Christianity from their contry. The two pastors, Yahia Abdelrahim Nalu and Sidiq Abdalla, were living in houses owned by the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church. There has also been extended persecution in Sudan since 2011 when South Sudan claimed their independence.

 

2017-08-22 Sudan (ChristianTimes) n further efforts to help a Muslim businessman take over church property, police in Omdurman, Sudan evicted two church leaders and their families from their houses, sources said.

Police on Tuesday (Aug. 15) raided the two houses belonging to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC), one near the Omdurman Evangelical Church and the other attached to Omdurman Evangelical School, both close to each other in the city across the Nile River from Khartoum. They evicted the families of Yahia Abdelrahim Nalu, SPEC moderator, and Sidiq Abdalla, a SPEC pastor who has two children, ages 8 and 10.

The action was the latest show of force in a government-aided bid to help Muslim businessman Hisham Hamad Al-Neel take over the church property for investment, sources said. Police told the pastors they were carrying out a court order.

The families, who remain homeless, told Morning Star News they were terrorized when police pounded on the doors shouting threats.

“They came and knocked on the door strongly, then said, ‘Should you not open, we will have to break it by force to get in,” Pastor Nalu, 47-year-old father of a 1-year-old boy, told Morning Star News.

Pastor Nalu, his wife and son have yet to find shelter elsewhere, he said.

“The situation is very difficult, and we are living on the street,” he said. 

 

 

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