Attacks on Christians in India Signals New Wave of Persecution

ICC Note:

According to reports from the Fides news agency, there have been three recent incidents of violence against Christians in India. A Christian convent was attacked and destroyed, a Christian convert was kidnapped and the mother of a pastor was attacked and beaten. Do these recent attacks signal a new wave of persecution in India?

8/25/2013 India (Catholic Culture) – The Fides news agency has reported on three recent incidents of violence against Christians in India.

In the eastern state of Jharkand, Hindu extremists attacked a Jesuit mission and destroyed a convent of the Sisters of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate after a young student died at a Catholic school.

In Chennai (Madras), a southern Indian city of 6.5 million, Lakshmi Priya, a 23-year-old who had studied engineering, was kidnapped by her Hindu parents after she converted to Catholicism and sought to become a nun.

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