# Pope Francis

Indian presence to mark Dhaka's papal program

The pope was not invited to Hindu-majority India amid perceived political sensitivities.
Posted on November 30, 2017, 7:15 PM
When Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Dec. 1 in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, there will be a substantial attendance of Catholic cardinals and bishops from neighbouring India.The pope was not invited to Hindu-majority India amid perceived political sensitivities.

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Hindu groups(World Hindu Council-Preaches Peace and Harmony in the west) raise conversion controversy ahead of pope's Asia visit Pope Francis

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Hindu groups(World Hindu Council-Preaches Peace and Harmony in the west) raise conversion controversy ahead of pope's Asia visit Pope Francis wanted to visit India but switched to Myanmar after Hindu nationalists stalled an expected official invitation Hindu groups raise conversion controversy ahead of pope’s Asia visit

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Indian Bishops' president 'losing hope' Francis will visit India in 2017

VATICAN CITY The head of India's Catholic bishops' conference said he thinks Pope Francis may not be able to visit his country as planned at the end of 2017.
Bombay Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that while he is optimistic the pope will visit India at some point in the future, discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government about a visit this year have taken longer than expected.

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