India's bishops brief Pope on anti-Christian violence
CWN - September 02, 2011
As the Catholic bishops of India make their ad limina visits to Rome, Pope Benedict XVI has shown a special concern for the anti-Christian violence in regions such as Karnataka, reports Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai.
The Pontiff indicated a keen awareness of the latest reports about assaults on Christians, Cardinal Gracias told Vatican Radio. The Indian prelate offered his own summary of the problem, which have been aggravated by Hindu extremists:
I would think that certain fundamentalist forces have tried to take advantage of a situation and are really creating a problem where there is none, creating a certain animosity towards Christians and the Gospel, making it appear as if the whole of India is in danger because of the activities of the Christians and the missionaries--which is not true at all.
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