Commit to peace, Carey says

Published June 1, 2000

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George Carey, on a two-day visit to war-ravaged Sudan, challenged the country’s leaders to demonstrate a new commitment to peace. The Archbishop said: “I have been talking to a number of very significant leaders. I came away feeling a sense of a war-weary country desperately looking for peace and a feeling that the government is also beginning to soften its attitude to some degree.

During his visit the Archbishop visited a refugee camp outside Khartoum.

“The level of despair was almost palpable,” he said. “There’s a feeling on the part of so many people that the situation is getting worse and worse. ”

The Archbishop was visiting Sudan to attend the enthronement of the new Archbishop for Sudan, the Most Reverend Joseph Marona.


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