Two Sudans' Episcopal archbishop to step down in November

The long-serving Primate in the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan Dr. Daniel Deng Bul, said he will step down from his position in November this year.

Daniel Deng is the fourth Archbishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan since his enthronement on 20 April 2008.

Deng told a congregation at Emmanuel Diocese in Yei town on Sunday that his tenure as archbishop will expire in November, saying the church will elect a new archbishop to lead the Anglical Church in South Sudan.

The religious leader further said he has done enough whether good or bad things during his leadership.“I became an archbishop in 2008, and its time for me to retire and leave the site for a new young archbishop and primate for the Anglican Church," said Deng.

" I will retire and God’s willing, we will elect the new archbishop in November this year. However, it is important to let you know as Christians to pray for the next new archbishop,” he added.

Deng thanked members of the Episcopal Church for electing him as archbishop for ten years."I feel it is important to notify you about that we need to see that the Anglican Church is well governed, and we have to see into it that it is governed by the right people,” said Deng.

File photo: Archbishop Deniel Deng Bul addresses a congregation in Yei town (Radio Tamazuj)