A large group of paintings dating back to the ninth century have been discovered by archaeologists inside the ancient Church of Raphael in Northern Sudan.
CHR Comment: Archaeologists from the University of Warsaw have uncovered a set of paintings in the Church of Raphael. The paintings depict historical persons from the ninth century to the fourteenth century, as well as archangels and angels. The images also depict relations between Makuria and Dongola, kingdoms in the region.
Source: North Sudan: Archaeologists discover ‘unique’ ancient church paintings | Christian News on Christian Today
Christians in the predominantly Muslim country of Sudan continue to suffer intense persecution, with the government engaging in a systematic destruction of churches, a conservative law group has warned.
CHR Comment: The Sudanese government is applying narrow interpretations of Sharia law to destroy church buildings and to persecute pastors. Some Muslim groups are also targeted. Since 2003, war in the region has led to more than 300,000 deaths.
Source: 3 Churches Destroyed in 1 Month Amid Rampant Christian Persecution in Sudan