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Vandalism of crucifix in Mumbai is affront to India's tradition of tolerance, cardinal says

Catholic World News - December 16, 2013

Vandals desecrated a crucifix in a suburb of Mumbai, India, the AsiaNews service reports.

The crucifix, which had stood on the main street of Vile Parle since 1880, was smashed, with the figure of Jesus broken off and scattered in pieces. Police are investigating the crime, but the culprits have not been identified.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said that the incident “causes me great anguish,” threatening the city’s reputation for tolerance. He said the discovery of the vandalism was “a very sad moment for us, especially as it was not an isolated incident”—a reference to a similar act of vandalism at a nearby parish in September.

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