Beliefs Christians in Sudan face increased hostility By Fredrick Nzwili | July 16, 2013 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Sudan Church choir sings during a Sunday service at All St. Saints (Anglican) Cathedral Khartoum. Christians in the mainly Islamic Sudan have come under increased pressure since the independence of the mainly Christian South. Photo by Fredrick Nzwili Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) South Sudan's independence is praised as good for political reasons. But Christians in the north say they are being persecuted. Several churches in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, have been destroyed and others closed down.