India: Hindu extremists attack church on consecutive Sundays
Catholic World News - September 10, 2013
Hindu extremists have twice attacked a small Protestant church in Yelahanka, a suburb of Bangalore in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka.
On September 1, 25 extremists “broke up the worship service and began shouting at the pastor and the believers that they are forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and that they would stop it at any cost,” according to the Global Council of Indian Christians. “Then some of them beat up the pastor and others manhandled some believers.”
The following Sunday, “the same Hindu fanatics came to the church,” which has 70 members, “and began disturbing the prayer service shouting loudly, saying, “No prayer, and no church’” – forcing the cancellation of the service.
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 Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($23,735 to go):
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!