Monday, May 08, 2006

Religious freedom in India

>>> <<< US Commission: India’s religious freedom “to be closely monitored”
Mgr Oswald Gracias, chairman of the Indian Bishops’ Conference, told AsiaNews: “The Indian Church is definitely concerned about the situation. The decision of the US Commission should give us motivation to mobilize public opinion and alert the government of any atrocities against the Christians in our country.”

“It is not my primary concern that we are not listed on the ‘countries of particular concern’. I would be happy if we were able to monitor ourselves and as Indians, make an impact on our own government. It is important for our nation and for our democratic principles to ensure religious freedom.”

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