Bishop highlights challenges facing Christians in North Sudan
Catholic World News - July 22, 2011
The auxiliary bishop of Khartoum--the capital of North Sudan--says that Christians there are facing increasing difficulties following the independence of South Sudan.
Bishop Daniel Adwok told a Catholic radio station in South Sudan that the largely Muslim population of North Sudan is increasingly less tolerant of Christians and that the government is poised to implement Sharia law fully.
Religious as well as ethnic divisions played a major role in the long civil war that eventually led to independence for South Sudan. The north of the country is overwhelming Muslim and largely Arabic; the population in the south is made up of African tribes, mostly either Christian or followers of traditional animist faiths.
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