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Card. Gracias: Rape of Orissa nun, act of terrorism against humanity
The president of the Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) condemns violence against religious belonging to the Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph. The cardinal criticizes "the apathy of the government agencies and the slowness of justice system", perceived as "a further debasement of the victims.
Card. Gracias, violence against women: bringing God back to center of our lives at Christmas
During his homily on December 25, the archbishop of Mumbai spoke of the New Delhi gang rape and of a "contempt for women" prevalent in Indian society. In the Year of Faith, the enemies of peace are those who marginalize God from life: even Christians who close their hearts to others.
Card. Gracias: Despicable, immoral and depraved attack on Ranagath sisters
Police arrest eight men for the gang rape of the superior of the convent of the Religious of Jesus and Mary in West Bengal. CCTV images fundamental. The sister is hospitalized in stable condition. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The apathy of the authorities in bringing to justice those radical elements foments religious violence".
Orissa, tally following 3 months of violence against Christians
118 deaths have been certified, but it is feared that there have been at least 500, with many bodies being hidden or cremated. More than 54,000 have been displaced. The violence continues, although with less frequency, in part because of the impunity enjoyed by the attackers.
Cardinal Gracias: A year from the pogroms in Orissa, hope "for a new beginning"
According to the Archbishop of Mumbai and president of the Catholic Bishops, the anti-Christian violence in Orissa was "one of the saddest moments in the history of India." The country "needs to restore its glorious multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-linguistic traditionâ€ť.
Orissa: nun raped in pogroms identifies chief assailant
Santosh Patnaik considered the main author of rape will go on trial today, but has already figured among the main suspects accused in the court of Cuttack. To date, Sr. Meena has recognized five of the 10 extremists who raped her and beat her during the anti-Christian pogrom of 2008 in Kandhamal.
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