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H.G Gabriel Zubeir WAKO

ARCHDIOCESE OF KHARTOUM.

 

1. Historical notes : 

3.4.1846 Pope Gregory XVI established the Apostolic Vicariate of Central Africa with see at Khartoum. The new Vicariate was bordered to the N by the Ap. Prefecture of Tripoli and Ap. Vicariate of Egypt ; in the E by the Red Sea, the Ap. Vic. of Abyssinia and the Ap. Vic of Senegambia ; in the S by the « Mountains of the Moon » estimated at 12 degrees lat. S of the Equator. It was considerably larger than twice the size of Europe, with a population of 90 to 100 millions.

1862-1872  It was attached to the Ap. Vicar of Egypt

30.5.1913  The new name was Ap. Vicariate of Khartoum (new vicariates started being carved out of the original territory).
12.12.1974 Erected Archdiocese, Metropoolitan See.

2. Extent : It comprises the administrative provinces of the following States : Khartoum (6 provinces - 12 parishes), Northern (3 prov. - 1 par.), Red Sea (3 prov. - 1 par.), Nahr el Neel (5 prov.- 2 par.), Kassala (5 prov. - 2 par.), Gezira (6 prov. - 2 par.), Gedaref (4 prov. - 1 par.), White Nile (4 prov. - 3 par.), Sennar (3 prov. - 1 par.), Blue Nile (4 prov; - I par. ) ; it serves also two parishes, Renk and Bunj, of Malakal diocese, in Upper Nile State.

Pastoral Areas :  The territory is divided into Pastoral Areas each with an Episcopal Vicr :
a) Kosti Pastoral area, erecteddd in, 1985 to care for the SE parishes of Kosti, Kenana, Doueim, Sennar, Singa, Damazin, Renk, Bunj ;
b) Vicariate for the Displaced erected in 1992 to care for the population evicted from the urban areas of the capital and resettled forcibly in Jebel Awlia (40 km S Khartoum), As-Salam (Jabarona) (17 km SW Omdurman), Dar es-Salam (20 km W Omdurman), and Wad ramlly (5 km W Suk Libya, Omdurman).
c) Khartoum Pastoral Area, which covers the remaining areas established in 19%93- 
Area : 977.300 km sq - Population : 18.100.000 - Catholics : 901.500

3. Ordinary :  H.G. Archbishop Gabriel Zubeir Wako, born in Mboro (Wau) 27.2.1941 ; ordained priest 27.7.1963 ; consecrated Bishop of Wau 6.4.1975 ; promoted coadjutor of Khartoum 10.10.1981-

Address : P.O.B. 49, 11111 Khartoum (Sudan) - fax 249/111/783518
Tél. (+ 249/11/780939, O123/00043

Auxiliary Bishop : H.E. Daniel Adwok M. Kur, born in Ater (Upper Nile) in 1952, ordained priest 29.5.1977; consecrated Bishop 19.02.1993.

Adress: P.O. Box 83, 27711 Kosti (Sudan) - tel. 2767

Archbishop emeritus : H.G. ‘Agostino Baroni MCCJ
Via della Torretta 20 - 40127 Bologna (Itraly) - Tel : 051/501433

Predecessors :
1846 - 1847  Bishop Annetto Casolani, Ap. Vicar Central Africa
1847 - 1848  Fr. Maximilian Ryllo SJ, Ao. Pro-vicar
1848 - 1858  Fr. Ignaz Knoblecher, Ap. Pro-vicar
1859 - 1861  Mgr Matthaeus Kirchner, Ap. Pro-vicar
1861 - 1862  Fr. Johannes de Dukla Reinthaler OFM, Ap. Pro-vicar
1872 - 1881  Fr. Daniele Comboni, Ap.Pro-vicar and Bishop Ap. Vicar in 1877,
1882 - 1895  Fr. Francesco Sogaro, Ap. Pro-vicar and Bishop Ap. Vicar in 1885
1895 - 1902  Bishop Antonio M, Roveggio MCCJ, Ap. Vicar
1903 - 1922  Bishop Franz Xavier Geyer MCCJ, Ap. Vicar
1922 -1924 Bishop Antonio Stoppani MCCJ, Ap.Vicar of Bahr-el Ghazal and Ap. Administrator of Khartoum
1924 - 1929  Bishop Paolo T. Silvestri MCCJ, Ap. Vicar
1930 - 1952  Bishop Agostino Baroni MCCJ, Ap. Vicar and in 1974 Archbishop of the new archdiocese
1981 -  Archbishop Gabriel Zubeir Wako

Statistics
29  Parishes (one run by Sisters123  Centres with regular Eucharist
123  Priests : 30 Diocesan Khartoum - 22 from other Sudan Dioceses (6 in National off.).
71  Missionary priests (13 in National institutions)
4 Permanents Deacons (local)
28  Brothers : 13 Local - 15 Missionaries
156 Sisters : 35 Local - 121 Missionaries
4  Volunteers (expatriate)
71 Seminarians : 57 Minor - 13 Orientation Course - 30 Philosophy - 39 Theology for Khartoum - 32 Theology for other Dioceses
597 Catechists : 305  Full time - 292 Volunteers

120  Schools : 110 for Displaced (52.825 students) - 7 Formal Sec. Schools (3.718 students)) - 3 Post Secondary (370 students).(56.913 Total Students )
232  Kindergartens
23   Health units  8 Child Welfare Centres - 2 Houses of care

2.500.000 Displaced : 1.500.000 around the National Capital - 1.000.000 elsewhere in the Diocese

6 - Parishes
6.1.  ST. MATTHEW’S CATHEDRAL - Khartoum  Founded 1847/1904 (situated on the shore of the Blue Nile - El Neel str.)
Khartoum (which means the elephant’s « trunk ») lays o the last « trunk » of land between the White and Blue Nile before their junction (Moqren) ; it is the capital of Khartoum State, and thje headquarter of the homonymous province. - Tnre National Capital is made up of the Tree-Towns together : Khartoum- Omdurman -Khartoum North.

Address : P.O.B. 49, 11111Khartoum (sudan) - tél: 011/782174? 772677, 783560
Institutions :
1 . Schools  (see pag. 118)
- St Augustin Sen.Sec.
- Choir Leaders Training
2  Social activities :
- Cartholic Club (oipposite airpor)
- Bro. Sergi club : literacy cstechumenate
- St Mary’s Maternity nd Health Centre

Centres : for activities :
1 . Burri (5 km from parish) for displaced children

6.2  STS. PETER AND PAUL  Founded in 1.1.1969
The church and parish offices are situate in the area called New Extension (Imtidad el Jadid) - str. 37

Address : P.O.B.l  8009 Khartoum (Sudan) - Tél : O11/465833

Institutions
1.  Primary Schools : Parishd, Giref West, Soba, Bagheir, Erkowit
2 . Sajjana Comboni Primary School
3  . Streetg Boys Renewal Group (S. Peter et Paul)

Centres for activities (with distance from parish) :
1 . Gireif Xwest (3 km SE)
2 . Erkowit (4 km E)
3 . Soba Station (8 km SE)
4 . Sahafa East (5 km)
5 . Bagheir (induistrial area - 30 km S)
6 . Kamlin - (Headquarter of Kamlin Province in Gezira Stated - pop. 9.000 - 100 km SE of parish.
7 . Wad Khawa

6.3   ST. JOSEPH  Founded in 1977 as parish (12.1.1952 as Techn. Schools)No real church building but has four rather well-built multi-purpose halls. Has 8 major centres with Sunday masses and four other centres.

Address : P.O.B. 5077, 12211 Khartoum South (Sudan) - Tél : 47788888876

Institutions
 1 . St Joseph Technical School (1952) has 7 departments : mechanics, carpentry, masonry, electricity, printing, machine shop, metal word
2 . Dar Mariam in Shagara :Women promotion : sewing, handicraft typing

Centres for activities:
1 . St Josdeph Technical School (19 km from parish office)
2 . Shajara (12 km from parish
3 . Jabra (14 km from parish)
4 . Azozab (10 km from parish)
5 . Kalakla Oubba (parish office)
6 . Kalakla Qitaayia (2 km from parish)
7 .. Kalakla Wihda (4 km from parish)
8 . Kalkakla Tereya (2 km)
9 . El Lamab (14 km)
10 . Deikhenat (Gadisia - 4 km)
11 . Abu Adam (6 km)

6.4   HILLAT MAYO (20 km S of Khartoum) - Founded in 1987

Address : C/0 P.O.B. 49, 11111 Khartopum (Suda

Institutions
1 . Model Eduication Centre (Boys) (grades 4 to 8
2 . Comboni Girls School (grades 4 to 8)
3 . Training committee for SCC animators
4 . Seven emergency schools for displaced

Centres for activities
 1 . Mayo Central
2 . Araady 1 (7 km)
3 . Kizito (  km
4 . Dar el Naim (2 km)
7 . Inqaz (5 km

6-5 - KHARTOUM - NORTH Founded in 1946

Address : P.O.B. 21, Khartoum North (Sudan) - Tél : 011/33/7044

Institutions :
1 . Comboni School
2 . Parish centre, evening 9 classes
3   Izba prim. school for displaced : 17 am. classes, 6 pm classes
4 . Samarab prim. school for displaced : 7 am. classes, 5 pm classes
5 . Kobar : kindergarten 2 am. classes ; evening school 6 classes
6 . Halfayat el Muluk : evening school 6 classzs

Centres for the activities
1 . Parish Centre Khartoum 
2 . Kobar (4 km E)
3 . Izba 1 (8 km NE)
4 . Halfayat el Muluk (12 kmà
5 . Doroshaab (35 km N)
6 . Kadaro (4O kù N)
7 . Kafury
 

6-6   EL HAJJ YOUSIF - Founded in  1982

Address : C/0 P.O.B. 13081 Khartoum (Sudan) Tél : 011/33/91/97

Institutions
1 . El Hajj Yousif Comboni Health centre
2 . 13 emergency schools for displaced
3 . 30 Small Christian Commpunities

Centres for activities
 1 . Hillat Jadida
2 . Murabba’9
3 . Takamul 1
4 . Takamul 2
5 . Sigla
6 . Jongley
7 . Kassala Rd
8 . Barona
9 . Dar el Salam
10 . Gireif East

6-7   MASALMA - Omdurman - Founded in 1900
Omdurman is the headquarter ot the same province of Khartoum State.

Address : P.O.B. 266333, 14411 Omdurman, Tél : 011/556672

Institutions:
1 . Comboni Boys’ and Girls’ schools
2 .. Old-age and homeless guest house

Centres for activities
1 . Masalma (parish centre)
2 . Ghemaier
3 . Heettana
4 . Wadel Bakhit
5 . Marzouk
6 . 6 Abril
7 . Radmiya
8 . Mahdiya
9 . Tawidat 42
10 . Tawidat 47
11 . Tawidat 48
12 . Tawidat 54

6-8   BANAT - Omdurman  - Founded in 1976
No church building, parish offices are at Banat

Address : C/0 P.O.B. 110242 KHARTOUM  (Banat

Centres  for activities
1 . Banat
2 . Sigla
3 . Angola
4 . Muzallat
5 . Fitihab
6 . Qarya
7 . Ifriqyia
8 . Sabil

6-9   UMBADDA SHIMAL (NORTH) - Omdurman Founded in 1988
No church building, offices are at Umbedda 

Address :  P.O.B. 1141 Omdurman (Sudan)

Centres for activities
1 . Zagalona 2
2 . Markhayat
3 . Hara 10
4 . Hara 20
5 . Mesih
6 . Rimeila 1

6-10  PORT SUDAN  1200 km E Khartoum (Founded in 1929 - Since the Mahdia (end of the XIX cent.) priests resided in Suakin, port on the Red Sea when Port Sudan was not existing. Priests left Suakin at the break of the 1st World War
Port Sudan is the capital of the Red Sea State and headquarter of the Red Sea province). Population (with suburbs) : 750.000

Address : P/O/B/ 32, 33311 Port Sudan (Sudan) - Tél : 031/24584

Institutions
1 . Comboni Schools, Boys’ and Girls’

Centres for activities
1 .Salalab
2 . Hillat
3 . Deim el Noujr
4 . Deim Mayo
5 . Wella
6 . Tawrat nel Inqaz
7 . Rawabie
8 . Gharb el Zalat
9 . Yathrib
10 . Awja el Darb
11 . Gebeit-Sinkat-Haiya (main railway stationsd on the Red Sea Mountains, 50-60 km W Port Sudan ; Sinkat is the headquarter of Sinkat prov. of the Red Sea State, (Pop. 10.000)
12 . SWAKIN N 550 kmS parish - Historic port, pop. 20.000)
13 . Tokar (80 km S Port Sudan - headquarter of Tokar prov. of the Red Sea State, pop; 15.000 - Historic port
14 . Asotriba (3000 Eritrean refugees

6-11   WAD MEDANI 200 km SE Khartoum - Wad Medani is the capital of the Gezira State and the heaquarter of the homonymous province with pop. 500.

Address : P.O.B. 356, 21111  Wad Medani (Sudan) - Tél : 051/42551

Institutions
Health Training Institute of Wau, for the last 10 years hosted in Wad Medani and attached to the Facultuy of Medicine of the Gezira Univ.

Centres for activities
1 . Marenjan Awda
2 . Marenjan Kombo
3 . Mayo
4 . Tekilat
5 . Kerebaa
6 . Mubi
7 . Kompbo Halima
8 . Shendi
9 . Habiballah
10 . Inqaz
11 . Wadd el Majdzoub
12 . Hajj Abdalla (5O km S)
13 . Managhil (90 km W) Heaquarter of the homonymous province of the Gezira State, pop. 40.000)
14 . Alfao (100 km E)
15 . 24 Kurashi (120 km W)
16 : 23 Rahat  (70 km from Wad Medani)

6-12   HASSA HEISSA -  150 km SE Khartoum. Foundedd in 1990
It is the heaquarter of the homonimous province of the Central State

Centres of activities
1 . Rufaa : headquarter of the Butana pro. of the Gezira State on the eastern side of the river Blue Nile, opposite Hassa heissa, transport by ferry
2 . Juneid (15 km N)
3 . Tambul (27 km NE)
4 . Magarba - ingaz (30 km)
5 . Kilo 7 (20 km W)
6 . Abu Ushar (25 km NW)
7 . Wad Habobna (10 km W)
8 . Kombo (in town)
9 . Fogaraz
10 . Rahmaniya

6-13   KASSALA  (600 km E of Khartoum). Founded in 1968
- It is the capital of the Kassala State and the heaquarter of the homonymous province. Pop. 600.000

Address : P.O.B. 137, 31111 Kassala (sdudan) - Tél : 041/3191

 Centres for activities
1 . Hay el Arab
2 . Shimal Halonga
3 . Wad Shariff
4 . Aroma (60 kmù N Kassala

6-14   ATBARA 300 km N of Khartoum (Founded in 1929) Atbara, without being head of a province, is the heaquarter of the Sudan National Railways and an important centre of development. Pop. 50.000

Address: P.O.B. 14, 46611 Atbara (Sudan) - Tél : 021/2260

Institutions
 1 . Comboni Schools for Boys and for Girls (prim classes
2 . Kindergartens in centrers

 Centres of activities
1 . Wehda (6 km from parish)
2 . Kilewa (6 km)
3 . Ed Daler (15 km)
4 . Zeidab (35 km S)
5 . Waddi Halfa (600 km N)

6-15 DONGOLA (600 km N of Khartoum) Founded 1986
Is the capuital of the Northern State and heaquarter of the dongola province.

Address : P.O.B. 53 - 41111 Dongola (Sudan) - Tél/fax : 0524/21588

Centres for activities
1 . Merowe (316 kml SE) headquarter of Merowe province in the Northern State. Pop. 6000
2 . Karima State; Pop. 11.000
3 . Burgej (70 km)
4 - Haffir (75 km)
5 . Karma (80 km)
6 : Argo (60 km N)
7 . El Dabba (230 km S)
8 : Saleem (20 km)

6.16 - Shendi : 150 km N Khartoum - Founded on 15.8.1967
The Headquarter if the homonymous province of the Nahr-el-Nil State, pop. 35.000.

Address : P.O.B. 4 , Shendi (Sudan)

Centres for activities :
1.  Shendi Town
2.  Aswhawi
3.  Shagalwa
4.  Shendi Foq
5.  Erkowit

6.17 - Gedaref : 410 km E Khartoum - Founded on 29.6.1966
Capital of the Gedaref State and headquarter of the homonymous province, pop. 120.000

 Address : P.O.B. 88, 32211 Gedaref (Sudan) - Tel : 0441/43836

Institution 
Schools and Kindergartens for displaced

Centres for activities°
1.  Selamatal Bey (3 km)
2.  Jebel Marko (3 km)
3.  Tadamoun (5 km)
4.  Showak (70 km)
5.  Abbouda (77 km)
6.  Hay Asadaka (2 km)
7.  Hay Malakal (3 km)
8.  Bazura (170 km)
9.  Sifawa (80 km)
10. Wad Kohly
11. Um Rakuba (60 km)
12. Um Sakata (140 km)
13. Abrakerm (130 km)
14. Wad Awad (140 km)
15. Doka (50 km - headquarters of Gallabat province)
16. Wad el Helu (130 km - headquarter of El Fashaka province).
17. Hawata (140 km - headquarter of Rahad province)
 

6. 18 - Halfa Jadida - 650 km E Khartoum - via Gedaref.- Founded in 1969.
Headquarter of the Nahr Atbara province of the Kassala State,
pop. 40.000. (200.000)

Address : tel. 0421

Institutions:
1.  5 primary schools
2.  Typing courses
3.  Evening Lessons : primary school Cert. for adults

Centres for activities :
1.  Thawra (in town)
2.  Kombo (in town)
3.  Masnaa el Sukkar (20 km)
4.  Khashm el Ghirba  Kombo (60 km)
5.  Khashh el Ghirba Refugees Camp (60 km)
6.  Sabaat (60 km)
7.  Qariat 8 (20 km)
8.  Qariat 66 (35)
9.  Qariat Safaya (35 km)
10. Qariat 6
11. Qariat 7
12. Qariat 4
13. Kilo 5 (60 km)

Parishes of Kosti Pastoral région
Episcopal Vicar : H.L. Daniel Adwok Kur, Auxiliary Bishop

6.19 - Kosti - 300 km S  Khartoum .- Founded in 1955, reopened on 24.12.1961
Headquarter of the Kosti prov. of the White Nile State, pop. 100.000.

Address : P.O.B. 83, 27711 Kosti (Sudan) - tel. 071/2297

6.20 - Sennar - 300 km SE Khartoum. - Founded in 1983.
Headquarter of the Sennar prov. of the Sennar State, pop. 60.0000. It is the only parish run by a Sisters’ community ; the priest comes from Singa (80 km S).

Address : P.O.B. 80, 24411 Sennar (Sudan) - tel. 061/2508

Centres for activities
1.  Taqatu (Junction) and Abu Gony
2.  44ad Taktouk and Kilo 5
3.  Wad el Haddad
4.  El Qalaa
5.  Diressa
6.  El Ashawi
7.  Sennar - Mayrurno
8.  Kombo Khartoum and Kombo Janubi
9.  Hillat Jadida and Kombo Deressa
 

6.21 - Damazin -  600 km SE Khartoum.- Founded en 1979.
Capital of the Blue Nile State and headquarter of the Damazin province.

Address : P.O.B. 41, 26611 Damazin (Sudan) - tel 0520.

Institutions :
1.  Dispensary
2.  Kindeergarten in town and in each centre
3.  Catechists Training Centred (PALICA)
4.  Friday classes RE for Govnt. schools students

Centres for activities
1. Parish Centre
2. Hillat Jadida
3. Sikkat Hadid
4. Kharaba (12 km S)
5. Agadi (45 km N)
6. Mayek (150 km S)
7. Kirma (60 km SE)
8. Khor Dunia (25 km N)
9. Agara
10. Guli
11. Roro
12. Roseires
13. Abu Naama
14. Yerwa
15. Hillat Wedde
16. Abu Beika
17. But (160 km W)
18. Hillat Kendi
19. Wad el Naid (80 km N)
20. Buk (80 km NW)
21. Azaza (40 km SE)
22. Mazmoum (130 km NW)

Centres where there is only a keeper :Bau (80 km SW), Haroun (50 km N), Jego (60 km W), Kukur (80 km W), Jebel Guli-Jirewa, Wasabbok-Ahmar, Garabin

6.22 - Kenana - 40 km S of Kosti. - Founded in 1990

Address : c/o P.O.B. 83 - 27711  Kosti (Sudan)

Centres for activities :
1. Kenana Centre
2. Rabak (capital of the White Nile State and heaqurtger of the Jebelain province, 10 km E of Kosti)
3. Assalaya (50 km N of Rabak)
4. Khor Kalakis
5. Shendi Foq
6. Kilo 8
7. Combo 4
8. Dang Kush
9. Combo 5
10. Murabba 2
11. Murabba 5
12. Murabba 4
13. Mahabbuba 

6.23 - Singa - 180 km SE of Kosti - Founded in 1994
Capital of the Sennar State and headquarter of the Singa Prov.

Address : P.O.B.. 2 - 25511 Singa (Sudan)

Centres of activities :
1.  Singa town
2.  Dali
3.  Azaza el Jamus
4.  Suki
5.  Dinder
6.  Banat
7.  Galaa
8.  Deberkey
9.  Um Bagara
10. Are 14

6.24 - El Doueim - 120 km N of Kosti - Founded in 1973
Capital of the Doueim prov. of the White Nile State, pop.40.000.

Address : c/o P.O.B., 83, 27711 Kosti (Sudan)

Centres of activities :
1.  El Doueim Town
2.  Jebelain (80km S of Kosti)
3.  Umm Jalala

Parishes of the Vicariate for the displaced
Episcopal Vicar : Fr.Olia Mark

6.25 - Jebel - Awlia - 40 km S Khartoum - Founded in 1992
It is the headquarter of the same province of the Khartoum State.

Centres for activities
1.  Bentiu 2
2.  Dar es Salam
3   Bakhita
4.  Jebel Hillat
5.  Dar el Naim
6.  Abuja
7.  Geteina, 100 km S of Khartoum, headquarter of the same province.

6.26 - Jabarona -  Wad Ramly - 25 km SW Omdurman

Centres for activities
1.  Ezba 3
2.  Ezba 2
3.  Marol Shok
4.  Zagalona 1
5.  Mantaga
6.  Marble
7.  Wad Ramly
8.  Gamayer Jadid
9.  Murabba’29
10.  Rimela

6.27 - Dar es Salam - 23 km W Omdurman

Address : P.O.B. 49 Khrtoum

Institutions :
- Parish Palica center
- Parish dispensary
- the following primary schools and kindergartens :

- the following primary schools and kindergartens : Block : 4, 8, 9, 11, 19, 23, 31, 

6.28 - Renk -  600 km S Khartoum. - Founded in1987
It is the headquarter of the North Upper Nile Province of the Upper Nile State.

Address : c/o Catholic Church - P.O.Box 83, Kosti (for Renk)

Institutions :
1.  Church primary school (8 grades), and secondary (1 class)
2.  13 kindergartens
3.  Agricultural project to fund the school

Centres for activities :
1. Renk Centre
2. Hay el Matar
3. Saraya
4. Hay el Thawra
5. Wad Akona (2 hrs car)
6. Kwiek (2 hrs car)
7. Magaines : (4 hrs car)
8. Gezira
9. Geiger (1 hr N by car)
10. Joda (2 hrs car)
11. Kilo 5 (2 hrs car)
12. Kilo 15 (2.30 hrs car)
13. Umm Dolus
14. Taradona (in town)

6.29 - Bunjj - 900 km SE Khartoum, in Upper Nile State, Diocese of Malakal. Founded in 1981

6.30 - Melkite Catholic Church (Roum el Karolik)
In Khartoum exists parish of the MELKITE Church which follows the oriental Melkite rite to serve the catholic community of the same rite. In Khartoum there is a resident Melkite priest since 1907 ; he depends on the Melkite Bishop, H.L. Paul Antaki, residing in Cairo.

Address : P.O.B. 766 Khartoum (Sudan) - tel. 77910 - 76466 - fax : 77 8349 

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