Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Church protests Indian legislator’s call to 'weed out' Christianity

Catholic World News - August 17, 2010

Christians in India’s southern Karnataka state have decried the public call by a Hindu-nationalist legislator for a campaign to purge Christians.

“People must remain watchful about the spread of these seeds of Christianity,” said Prahlad Remani, an elected representative of the BJP party that controls Karnataka. At an independence-day celebration attended by top civic officials, he called upon India’s leaders to “weed out Christianity.”

“We are shocked by such a statement by an elected representative of the people. He does not know what he is saying,” Bishop Peter Machado of Belgaum told CWNews August 17. Local Catholics have already filed a complaint against Remani, citing him for “inflammatory” speech. Bishop Macado said that Catholics will lead a march on August 18 to protest the offense against the Christian community.

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 July expenses ($17,250 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,750.29
49% 51%
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

Straws in the Wind 0 hours ago
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters 1 hours ago
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases 21 hours ago
New HHS Mandate must truly eliminate complicity July 23
Self-Esteem: Beyond Pop Psychology July 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21