Bishop meets al-Bashir

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KHARTOUM: Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury Justin Welby has urged the pro­tec­tion of Chris­tians and peace­ful co-ex­is­tence be­tween Chris­tians and Mus­lims in Su­dan, when he met Su­danese Pres­i­dent Omar al-Bashir.

“We talked about the pro­tec­tion of Chris­tians and lis­tened care­fully to his ex­cel­lency as he ex­plained the good re­la­tions, the co-habi­ta­tion, even within fam­i­lies be­tween Chris­tians and Mus­lims,” Welby said on Sun­day.

“We spoke about sanc­tions, and of the Bri­tish pol­icy which en­cour­ages the end of sanc­tions, and about the bur­den of debts and the need for devel­op­ment,” he said, ad­ding that “at the cen­tre of ev­ery­thing that we said was our deep con­cern, our mighty con­cern for the poor, the weak, the refugees and the help­less”. Xin­hua

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