Saturday, January 26, 2008

On the 59th anniversary of the Indian Republic

INDIA Cardinal Gracias: to celebrate the Republic, fight violence and intolerance - Asia News:
Intolerance and interreligious violence, together with sexual discrimination, selective abortion of female foetuses, and domestic violence 'weaken the great Republic that India is today. To make it possible for the country to grow instead, it is necessary to unite society to build bridges of harmony, tolerance, and mutual respect'. This is the essence of the comment sent to AsiaNews by Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, for the occasion of the 59th Republic Day of India, which is celebrated today throughout the country.

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