Hindus raise banner over site of destroyed Catholic church
Catholic World News - October 07, 2011
Religious fundamentalists raised a Hindu flag over the site where a ruined Catholic church is being rebuilt in the troubled Kandhamal district of India’s eastern Orissa state.
On October 6, as Hindus celebrated the festival of Dussehra, which marked the victory of good over evil, about 300 fundamentalists marched to the construction site in the town of Bakingia to hoist their flag. A new Catholic church is being raised after the existing building was destroyed in the anti-Christian riots of August 2008. Earlier, Hindu extremists had threatened the Catholics who were working on the construction project.
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