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Communists angry after Kerala bishops urge vote for ‘God-fearing’ candidates

July 21, 2010

Bishops in Kerala-- the southwestern Indian state that has been the Church’s stronghold in India since its evangelization by St. Thomas the Apostle-- told the faithful in a July 18 pastoral letter to vote for “good, capable, and God-fearing” candidates.

The bishops’ letter prompted a rebuke from Thomas Isaac, the state’s Communist finance minister, who accused the bishops of “meddling in politics.” The Communist Party of India has more members in Kerala than in any other Indian state.

“We are not against religion but we will resist the move of religious leaders interfering in politics,” said Isaac.


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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 22, 2010 10:13 PM ET USA

    If the Communists want to make a point, let them explain the paradise on earth that not-fearing-God Communist leaders like Mao and Stalin created.