New archbishop for Indian archdiocese at center of Orissa violence
Catholic World News - February 14, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI has named a new archbishop to lead the Catholic Church in Orissa, the Indian state that has been troubled by waves of anti-Christian violence.
Bishop John Barwa, who had been serving in the Rourkela diocese, will become Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar. He will replace Archbishop Raphael Cheenath—who, although he submitted his resignation more than a year ago, when he turned 75, admitted that he was surprised that his replacement had been announced.
Meanwhile the specter of anti-Christian violence was evident in the state of Madhya Pradesh, where a Hindu militant leader rallied his followers by comparing Christians to bugs that must be exterminated.
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