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Caroline Welby meets Sudanese students of the Bible Institute
This morning, Caroline Welby, wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury, visited the students of the Nuba Mountains Institute of Bible Sciences of the Episcopal/Anglican Church, in a session where she was acquainted with the conditions and challenges of the students, accompanied by Madeleine Sostanis, wife of Archbishop Samy Fawzy, and in the presence of Archdeacon Emad Basilios Pastor of St. Michael and All Angels.
Caroline Welby said at the beginning of her meeting with the students: I am happy to be with you, to know more about the institute, since 8 years ago my husband became Archbishop of Canterbury, so I found myself in a position I was not used to, but it was an opportunity to meet Episcopal/Anglican bishops from all over the world, adding: And it was as I visited Sudan During the inauguration of an independent territory.
Welby told the students: “I felt among you that I am with my family and we in London have similar experiences when young people come from different countries around the world to spend ten months to learn Bible study and ministry.
Caroline Welby listened to the students’ participation in the institute, their challenges, circumstances, and experiences, most of them from Sudan and the Nuba Mountains in particular, as the students agreed that the challenges were difficult and many in the beginning, but what they experienced inside the Episcopal/Anglican Church helped them a lot to move forward in their lives in Egypt, stressing that the Egyptian society welcomes them, especially that many Some of them left their country Sudan many years ago.
The students also emphasized that the study changed their lives and their concepts of faith because understanding the Bible and realizing the word of God carried the burdens of life and taught them the word of God with the truth.
Where the meeting ended with prayer and a group photo.