Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $33,972 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Prelate pleads for justice for Bhopal victims

Catholic World News - December 05, 2011

Twenty-seven years after a leak from a pesticide plant left 15,000 dead in Bhopal, India, survivors sat on railroad tracks in protest, demanding additional compensation from Dow Chemical, which purchased the company that operated the pesticide plant.

“The people who really should have got help did not receive it, of those who received it, they did not receive enough,” said Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal. “The Church has done a lot and continues to do as much as it can, but that is very little in itself.”

“The government is politicizing this tragedy and the fight goes on, every year there are strikes and protests, but it is politicized,” he added. “Justice is not being done to the real victims.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($120,151 to go):
$150,000.00 $29,848.98
80% 20%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Dec. 06, 2011 2:30 AM ET USA

    Let me get this straight. Saying "Dow purchased the company" seems to imply that Dow came to own the Bohpal plant subsequent to the release. Is the good father stating that Dow is responsible even though they did not contol the facility at the time of the accident? I think not.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs 19 hours ago
How not to be persuasive 20 hours ago
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28
Does the Kasper Proposal make Pope Francis a heretic? Invalid marriages and mortal sin October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6