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(Compass) – Hindu extremists launched a series of violent attacks against Catholics in India during the month of June, causing concern among the Catholic community. Ten young men attacked a Catholic convent in Rajgir, Bihar state, on June 21, fleeing with valuables and cash. Two weeks earlier, a group of men broke into a convent in Raxaul, also in Bihar , demanding cash and seriously injuring an elderly nun. On the same night miscreants attacked a convent in Sokho village, southeast Bihar . Other incidents were reported in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Kerala states. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has appealed to central and state governments to take action against the perpetrators.