Catholic bishops call for protection of religious places
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has appealed to political leaders to protect places of worship of all communities, days after a Church in Telangana State was damaged and statues desecrated.
“We are a little worried about the way things are taking a turn in the country. We are not blaming the government but somehow some of the fringe elements seem to feel empowered and this is not a good thing for the country,” Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, secretary general of the bishops’ conference, told ucanews.com.
“We appeal to our political leaders to ensure that religious places of all communities be protected and