A Catholic bishop in Sudan is braving aerial bombardments, heavy gunfire and artillery to stay with his people, even as other clergy, diplomats and ordinary citizens, flee the deadly fighting in the northeastern African country.
Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku Andali of El-Obeid said he will stay with his flock in Sudan, until it becomes impossible to be there.
Recently, heavy fighting and displacement of thousands have been reported in El-Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan state, where the bishop is based. According to reports, most of the essential services in the city, including water, electricity and medicines, are cut off.
“I am still keeping indoors with the people. The city is surrounded by forces. The people are without water, electricity and internet connection. These days it’s raining and we are able to collect some water,” Bishop Andali told OSV News.