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India: Cardinal Gracias urges voters to protect democracy, spiritual life

March 18, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, the president of the Indian bishops’ conference, has released a pastoral letter urging voters to uphold democracy and revive India’s status as a “spiritual nation,” as parliamentary elections loom in coming weeks. India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Hindu nationalist body, faces a challenge from the secular Indian National Congress.

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