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ICC Note:

Christians in India, who themselves have seen a dramatic rise in persecution recently, met together this week and called on the Indian government to take action to support persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria. The Indian Church currently finds itself under attack from radical Hindu nationalist groups, but was also able to see how it is a part of the Global Church. Please, consider joining the Indian Church in taking action for Christians in Iraq and Syria. 

9/19/2014 India (Asia News) – “Christians in Iraq and Syria are being massacred, raped, killed and tortured. We, as members of the Christian community, must raise our voice and ask the Indian government to take a firm stand in support of our brothers and sisters of faith in these countries,” Msgr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore (Karnataka) tells Asia News.  His diocese has organized various initiatives to raise awareness and aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

Yesterday a delegation of Christian leaders handed a memorandum to the Governor of Karnataka (see photo) to be delivered to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.

“Prior to meeting the Governor of Karnataka – says Msgr. Moras – we organized a day of prayer and fasting [September 12] and a march [September 14] for persecuted Christians. This was primarily to pray for the situation and secondly and importantly, to create awareness among own Christian community and all our Educational Institutions, of the inhuman tragedy unfolding in these countries.  Our Christians must be made aware of the stark reality of the sufferings of their brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria.”

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