» 09/04/2008, 00.00
INDIA – ITALY
Shame on India, Europe and the world
It is shameful that India’s Christians, an important element for the country’s social and economic development, are being massacred whilst the world’s governments and humanitarian associations remain silent in what is another example of “Christianophobia.” Italian bishops call on the faithful to take part tomorrow in a day of prayer and fasting in remembrance of the Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.
Priests and tribals will denounce the violence of New Delhi against tribals
At the WSF in Brazil, beginning on January 27, the Indian delegation intends to recount how the state deprives tribals of their ancestral land, favoring multinational companies, and the danger of Hindu fundamentalism. The testimony of some of the participants.
Witnesses of the Cross of Christ also make India more free
Cardinal Toppo talks about the persecution of Christians in many parts of India. The work of Mahatma Gandhi must be completed, and hatred and terrorism must be overcome with the nonviolence and forgiveness of Christ. Because in reality, "truth alone triumphs".
Human rights violations increasing rather than decreasing in India
The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) slams the complicity or the incapacity of state governments to stop attacks against religious minorities. Fr Cedric Prakash, a Jesuit, says, “Dalits are still children of ‘a lesser God’ in most parts of the country”.
Orissa: government looking for causes of anti-Christian violence, not the culprits
An interim report on the anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal is released. Land disputes, conversions and reconversions and fake ID papers are the causes, this according to the commission of inquiry. For the bishop of Bhubaneshwar, “We do not need an inquiry to better know the truth but the political will to up hold the constitution of India and the law.”
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