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Attacks on Christians in India exemplify ‘Christianophobia,’ says Vatican official

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Vatican foreign minister Archbishop Dominique Mamberti on Friday said the anti-Christian attacks in India and the decline of the Christian population in Iraq shows religious freedom is still a pressing matter. Decrying what he called Christianophobia, he called for anti-Christian violence to be combated as decisively as Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. At least 13 people have died in attacks against Christians in the eastern India state of Orissa. Thousands have sought shelter in government camps after a Hindu leaders murder by apparent Communists provoked mobs of Hindus to burn more than a dozen churches and attack Christians. Hindu groups often accuse Christians of bribing poor tribes and low-caste Hindus to convert to Christianity. Christians deny the accusations, saying such conversions are voluntary abandonments of Indias complex caste system.

Attacks on Christians in India exemplify ‘Christianophobia,’ says Vatican official

Appaling: a Hindu leader’s murder is considered the “job” of Communists and Catholics are attacked…

And meanwhile more girls disappear in India. But hey, no Christian can be blamed for that, can they? So then, there is no problem…

India: the Disappearing Daughters report (I).

India: the Disappearing Daughters report (II).

Italy has already told India that they are deeply concerned about ongoing violence, which has already killed 16 people in the east Indian state of Orissa, according to a local police chief.

Written by Claudia

September 3, 2008 at 9:12 am

Posted in Freedom, Religion, society

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