Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

India: sharia court convicts priest, Protestant pastor on forced-conversion charges

Catholic World News - January 16, 2012

The deputy grand mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, a largely Muslim Indian state, has announced that a sharia court has convicted an 80-year-old Dutch missionary priest and a Protestant pastor of forced-conversion charges. While sharia courts have no legal standing in India, the deputy grand mufti said that he would announce his decision about the future of Father Jim Borst and Pastor C. M. Khanna in upcoming days.

Father Borst, a Mill Hill missionary, went into hiding following a 2010 government deportation order, according to an Indian press report.

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!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,637 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,362.73
42% 58%
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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18