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President Assures Christian Leaders Action Against Attacks On Christians

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altNEW DELHI, JANUARY 16: Shri. Pranab Mukerjee, the honourable President of India assured the Christian leaders who met him to express their concern on growing attacks on churches in Delhi and across the country that necessary action would be taken to maintain social peace and religious harmony in the country.


He told the delegation without mincing any words, “What is happening in Delhi and other places in the country is totally unacceptable. It brings bad name and reputation to the country and everyone. The attacks on religious places are to be strongly condemned by one and all as they are dangerous to the country’s unity. They must be stopped as early as possible.”


He also said that he would speak to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister regarding this matter.


Archbishop Anil J.T. Couto expressed his satisfaction with the assurance given by the honourable President of India.


“I am glad that the President gave the assurance that he would speak to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister and necessary actions would be taken to put an end to these attacks, hate campaign and false propaganda”, the Archbishop said.


The delegation that met the honourable President of India included Archbishop Anil Couto, the Archbishop of Delhi, Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara, Bishop of Faridabad Eparchy, Very.Rev. Fr. Susai Sebastian, the Vicar General, Rev. Fr. Savarimuthu Sankar, Spokesperson/PRO and Rev. Fr. Chetan Machado, Media & Youth Director of Delhi Catholic Archdiocese.


Issued By: Fr. Savarimuthu Sankar, Spokesperson Delhi Catholic Archdiocese, 9968006616/9717906441,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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