Arsons have reportedly burned down several churches in Sudan which were originally constructed to replace earlier church buildings burned by Islamist terrorists.
Residents in the Blue Nile town of Bout, located in the southeastern part of the country, reported that the temporary church buildings were set ablaze last week, less than a month after they had previously been torched. A Roman Catholic church, a Sudan Interior church, and an Orthodox church were all burned.
The country's Minister of Religious Affairs, Nasr al-Din Mufreh, vowed while on an official trip to Washington, D.C., that "the perpetrators will be identified, pursued, and brought to justice."
Mufreh himself claimed that only one church had been burned, though a local pastor confirmed to media that it was actually three buildings that had been torched.