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Cardinal Gracias: the gang rape in Mumbai, a sign of India's social and spiritual decline
In the capital of Maharashtra, a 22-year-old photojournalist was attacked and raped by five men, who are now all in custody. The victim is in hospital and out of danger. For the archbishop of Mumbai, Indians must "bring God back at the centre of our lives [. . .] and follow the values of the Gospel. For the president of the Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI), "Our system of values is seriously compromised."
For Catholic doctor, violence against women can destroy India
A member of the Pontifical Academy for Life talks to AsiaNews about the gang rape of a novice in Bangalore. "The fight against this culture of violence must start with respect for life, especially for the girls for whom violence begins in the womb with female feticide and infanticide," he said.
Orissa: Catholic nun gang raped
A nun, 28, was abducted and raped for a week. One of her cousins is among the attackers. For the archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar, "The perpetrators must be brought to justice [. . .]. What happened is a disgrace".
Bangalore, 17 year old novice gang raped
Local Church reports attack to AsiaNews. The Archbishop, Msgr. Bernard Moras, expresses "deep sorrow for the inhumane act suffered by this young girl. This act is a shameful blot on the dignity of our women, society and the nation." Three men broke into the convent and raped the girl, who has been hospitalized.
Four New Delhi gang rapists sentenced to death
The men fatally gang raped a 23-year-old woman. For Bishop Dominic Savio Fernandes, "the death penalty is not and can never be a solution." Society has to rid itself of "its heavy bias against girls and women."
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".
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