July 16, 2013

Christians in Sudan face increased hostility

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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

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

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(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.