Indian archbishop: Not involved in negotiations with Italians’ kidnappers
Catholic World News - March 22, 2012
A Catholic archbishop in India’s Orissa state has denied reports that Church leaders are negotiating for the release of Italians being held by Maoist rebels.
"With whom would we negotiate? We do not know who the kidnappers are,” said Archbishop John Barwa of Chuttak-Bhubaneswar. Nevertheless the Catholic prelate urged the captors to show the “hospitality and respect for foreigners that has always been our tradition and culture.”
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