Bishop placed on leave of ab­sence

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THE BISHOP of Yam­bio in the Epis­co­pal Church of the Su­dan, the Rt Rev Peter Munde, has been placed on year’s ad­min­is­tra­tive leave of ab­sence.

On 28 De­cem­ber 2012 Arch­bishop Daniel Deng Bul stated Bishop Munde would be tak­ing a sab­bat­i­cal in Uganda for year.

The de­ci­sion to send the bishop away was taken to help defuse a split in the dio­cese that had seen a num­ber of se­nior clergy with­draw from the church in protest at their bishop.

Arch­bishop Deng de­clined to state why the bishop had been sent on leave, but clergy sources in the Su­danese Church report the bishop had been ac­cused of mis­ap­pro­pri­at­ing funds, nepo­tism, and or­dain­ing il­lit­er­ates to the priest­hood.

The Arch­bishop has ap­pointed the Rev Sa­muel Borete as Vicar Gen­eral for the dio­cese in the bishop’s ab­sence and has asked the Bishop of Maridi, the Rt Rev Justin Badi to ex­er­cise epis­co­pal over­sight for the coming year.

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