» 09/23/2005, 00.00
Local Church condemns twin bombing in Lahore
Two bombs placed under bicycle seats killed seven people in the first attack of its kind in Punjab province. "They are acts of terror," says Mgr Saldanha.
Indian Church condemns Varanasi blasts
The spokesman of the Indian bishops' conference described the attacks as a "heinous" crime against humanity; the government is determined to track down the perpetrators and to restore law and order.
Indian bishops pray for Delhi victims, condemn violence
Cardinal Toppo, CBCI president, said "violence is never an answer, it only generates more chaos". Riyad has joined the global chorus of condemnation: "Once again, we are united to defeat terror".
Christian leaders: "Unite against Varanasi bombs, seed of hate"
"Firm and unanimous" condemnation has poured in from India's largest Christian organizations and from the international political scene. A Kashmir separatist group has claimed responsibility for the attack and threatens: "There is more to come."
Varanasi: "Bombs aimed to destroy inter-faith coexistence"
Fr Nitilal, the leader of around 400,000 Catholics in Varanasi, said: "Yesterday's blasts struck the very heart of Hinduism; I fear a wave of reprisals among Hindu and Muslim extremist factions."
London should not bow to the terrorism hiding away in our homes
Mgr Warduni, Auxiliary Chaldean Bishop of Iraq's capital, tells AsiaNews: "We are well aware of the psychological mechanism of terrorism, but the West must react through international cooperation". Bishop of Mosul tells the victims: "We are close to you; we experience every day what you experienced yesterday".
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