Persecution

Bishop of Delhi: We strongly condemn the blasphemous and hateful burning of our church

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Anil Couto underlines the seriousness of the arson attack on a place of worship in the capital of India. President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Failure of the central government and the local administration. The authorities must protect the places of worship."

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Religious freedom increasingly at risk in India as new attacks are perpetrated against Christians

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Religious freedom increasingly at risk in India as new attacks are perpetrated against Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
In Rajasthan, police beat 20 Christians for handing out leaflets. In Madhya Pradesh, a group of rightwing Hindus disrupted a local Pentecostal prayer service. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), "India is a secular democracy, not a theocracy."

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Radical Hindus against Mother Teresa, but India rises up: "She is a Saint”.

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(Nirmala Carvalho contributed)

The head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) paramilitary group has accused the founder of the Missionaries of Charity "of serving the poor in order to convert them." People of all faiths and walks of life condemn the words of the Hindu leader. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Mother Teresa often exhorted those who came to her to be good Hindus, Muslims, Christians or Sikhs"

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Delhi, more attacks on the Church as Catholic school targeted

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Delhi, more attacks on the Church as Catholic school targeted
by Nirmala Carvalho
It is the sixth aggression in three months perpetrated against the capital’s Christian community. The new chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, of the anti-corruption party: "This kind of action will not be tolerated." Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Public order is getting worse in Delhi".

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - In the early hours of this morning, a group of unidentified people vandalized a Catholic school in Vasant Vihar, south Delhi. This is the sixth attack on the Christian community in the capital in just three months. In confirming the fact to AsiaNews Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), said: "We are distressed, the hostility toward the tiny Christian community has no end. Indeed, nationalist groups continue to target the faithful, religious institutions and now the school. "

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