» 09/18/2012, 00.00
INDIA - ISLAM
Card. Gracias: film anti-Muhammad inexcusable, but also violence
The president of the Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) calls for dialogue and peace to stop the protests provoked by the film. Freedom of expression in the media is unquestionable, but it "should not be used to offend or ridicule others." A plea for tolerance and mutual understanding to all spiritual leaders, Christians, Muslims and Hindus.
Protests over Muhammad video: Indonesia’s moderate Muslims call for calm
The leader of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest moderate Muslim organization in the country, condemns the violence and attacks on embassies in other countries. Muslims have a right to protest, but must do so through other channels. Jakarta tightens security around the embassies and closes down Youtube.
Card. Gracias recalls Card. Pimenta, a servant of the Lord who loved Christ and India
The archbishop of Mumbai, recalls the figure of the prelate, who died on July 20th. Collaborators for over 30 years, Card. Gracias emphasizes the cardinal’s "tireless and powerful voice against anti-life legislation," and his attention to the "formation in the seminary."
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Cardinal Vithayathil: A courageous leader for the good of the faithful and Church in India
The Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church in India, died yesterday at 2pm (local time) in Lissie Hospital, Ernakulam (Kerala). A testament to his life of faith and mission.
03/10/2012 INDIA - ISLAM
Islam and blasphemy: the Koran does not prescribe violence for those who offend Muhammad
The well-known Indian Islamic intellectual explains that the Muslim holy book does not condemn those who insult the prophet or uses abusive language against him. Reflecting on verses of the Koran, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan recalls that Muhammad himself was reprimanded as a "liar", "possessed", "foolish", but nowhere in the text does he invite the faithful to avenge wrongs.
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Card. Gracias: Church in Asia grieves for Quebec City victims
The Archbishop of Mumbai is praying for the six victims and family members. He expresses deep sorrow on behalf of the entire Catholic Church. He recalls how in 2008 Quebec hosted the 49th International Eucharistic Congress, and that the streets were full of joy. "Today, however, the city is in mourning." Religions lead to peace.
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