India: 50 villages attempt to deny entry to priests
Catholic World News - August 13, 2014
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has issued a statement lamenting “sporadic events of violence against Christians in certain parts of India.”
Referring to a state in southeastern India, the bishops’ standing committee “took strong exception to an unprecedented move in Chhattisgarh, where 50 villages passed a resolution … denying entry to Christian priests in the villages, a move fortunately foiled by the timely intervention of the district administration.”
The committee also expressed “deep concern and anxiety” about the possible legalization of euthanasia as well as “certain statements made by responsible and highly placed persons in the judiciary favoring [a] particular religion and its sacred books to be included in the school curriculum.”
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