Sudanese bishops say that the Episcopal Church of Sudan will remain one united church regardless of political boundaries:
"We will remain one united church", bishops tells Sudan.
From Anglican Communion News Service
The Episcopal Church of Sudan will remain one united church regardless of political boundaries, Sudanese bishops said in a statement following their House of Bishops meeting in Juba.
The statement, signed by the ECS's Primate, Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Yak, also laid out the House of Bishop's calls on such issues as poverty, conflict, corruption and tribalism. It concluded with a firm commitment to remain a single Church unified in its diversity.
"As the people of Southern Sudan have voted for secession with the South becoming a new nation from 9th July 2011, we would like to assure the Christians of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan that the ECS will remain as one united church as part of the 80 million worldwide Anglican Communion. The church is one body; God has no borders. We will not abandon each other regardless of the political geographical boundaries".