Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Protestant pastors beaten in Karnataka

Catholic World News - September 06, 2013

Hindu extremists have attacked two Protestant pastors in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, the Fides news agency reported.

Both pastors are converts from Hinduism, and in both cases, the extremists filed charges against the pastors, accusing them of forcibly converting others.

In one incident, 30 Hindus attacked a pastor in Basavanagar, causing severe injuries to an eye and ear. Police declined to investigate the attack.

In the other incident, extremists beat a pastor and his wife in Karvar and expelled them from the town. “The family was not even able to return to the village to take their belongings,” Fides reported.

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 August expenses ($21,612 to go):
$35,000.00 $13,388.44
62% 38%
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
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Difficult Decisions in the Real World 0 hours ago
The real reason why divorced/remarried German Catholics are leaving the Church 1 hours ago
An unexpected surge in confessions? August 21
The Problem with Catholic Social Teaching August 21
In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action August 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8