Indian cardinal defuses tensions following bishop’s remarks on jihad
September 22, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Syro-Malabar Catholic Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of Palai sparked controversy when he preached that some Muslims were engaged in “narcotic jihad” and “love jihad”—that is, seeking to convert non-Muslim women through marriage.
Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, emphasized the importance of interreligious peace and harmony, and said that “all such issues should be settled through discussions with mutual respect.”
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