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India: convent destroyed, convert kidnapped, Christian woman beaten

August 23, 2013

The Fides news agency has reported on three recent incidents of violence against Christians in India.

In the eastern state of Jharkand, Hindu extremists attacked a Jesuit mission and destroyed a convent of the Sisters of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate after a young student died at a Catholic school.

In Chennai (Madras), a southern Indian city of 6.5 million, Lakshmi Priya, a 23-year-old who had studied engineering, was kidnapped by her Hindu parents after she converted to Catholicism and sought to become a nun.

In Jaipur, a city of 3.1 million in northwestern India, four men broke into a pastor’s home, threatened to kill the pastor’s mother if she did not convert to Hinduism, and beat her, causing severe injuries.


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