Ministry Airlifts Persecuted Christians Out of Sudan

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Christians facing persecution in the Republic of Sudan are being flown out of the country.

The Barnabas Fund, a ministry to the persecuted Church, has already delivered more than 5,000 Christians from Sudan. Fox News reports the ministry aims to fly another 3,400 out in coming days.

"We launched this as a major global initiative, and have had such a tremendous response from the Christian community," Julian Dobbs, a bishop and honorary director for the Baranbas Fund, told Fox News."

The situation for Christians who have remained behind has proven to create hardships for them, especially for women and children," he said.

The Republic of Sudan is 98 percent Muslim and ruled by Sharia law.

President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to create a "100 percent Islamic constitution."

The Christians are being taken to South Sudan, a new nation founded by Christians and black Africans seeking freedom from the Arab-Islamic regime in Khartoum.

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