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Nepal cancels Christmas as a public holiday; Christians retort that Hindus have 83
Nepal’s Home Affairs Minister justifies the decision by the need to reduce the number of religious feast days. Christians see the influence of "anti-Christian tendencies”. Christmas was declared a public holiday eight years ago, when Nepal became a secular state. Christian leaders also slam Article 156, which bans conversions.
28/04/2016 09:40:00 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh, police interrupt a Christian marriage: "The spouses are Hindus"
Security officers and Hindu extremists stormed a place of worship in Satna, arresting 10 people including the pastor and the groom's parents. He is accused of having converted the pair illegally to Christianity and celebrating a marriage between minors. Christian leaders: "This is abuse of anti-conversion laws".
11/04/2006 SRI LANKA
Anti-conversion bill to become law soon
Members of committee tasked with reviewing bill are appointed. If they approve, the bill will only require third and final reading. Christians are concerned and warn: If the vote is not secret, it will be hard for anyone to vote against the bill.
Christian groups against approval of Rajasthan anti-conversion bill
John Dayal, a well-known human rights activist, has written an open letter to the State governor, urging her to "use her legislative powers to reject the decree and to prevent it from becoming law".
29/07/2005 SRI LANKA
Archbishop of Colombo tells government to respect religious freedom
Archbishop Gomis makes his appeal as two "dangerous" anti-conversion bills make their way through parliament. The recent attack against a local Catholic church was the work of outside fundamentalists who act without reason but to destroy. "The Catholic community is not afraid; fundamentalists are a minority".
Marian pilgrimage for conversion, consecration and peace in the country
Filipino bishops declare today, Feast Day of the Holy Name of Mary, a national day of prayer for peace and justice. They call on all the faithful to take part in the third national pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Mediatrix of all Grace.
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