Update on Sudan: The Christian-Muslim Nexus
Bishop Macram Max Gassis
June 18, 2010
Bishop Macram Max Gassis served as the head of the El Obeid Diocese, which includes the Nuba Mountains and Abyei in Sudan, from May 1988 to October 28, 2013.
In 1998, Bishop Gassis established the Sudan Relief Fund for the purpose of bringing food, clean water, shelter, medical services, and the Gospel to the people of South Sudan.
Since its inception in 1998, the Sudan Relief Fund has made a great deal of progress under the most difficult circumstances imaginable. However, but much work remains to be done in this land of persecution and extreme hardship.
For over two decades, Sudan’s war-criminal president, Omar al-Bashir, bombed, enslaved, tortured, raped, starved and slaughtered the South Sudanese people. He burned villages in Darfur…bombed schools and churches in the El Obeid Diocese and other Catholic dioceses in South Sudan…and prevented humanitarian aid groups from entering the region. Over two million people perished – a death toll greater than all the victims in Bosnia, Kosovo and Rwanda combined.