Friday, December 28, 2007

Bishops express concern

The Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) has expressed concern over the attack on Christian churches, orphanages and the Bishop’s House at Kandhamal in Orissa.

In a statement here on Wednesday, Stephen Alathara, Deputy Secretary, KCBC, said KCBC president Archbishop Daniel Acharuparambil and KCBC secretary Archbishop Mar Andrews Thazhath had appealed to authorities to initiate action against the culprits and give protection to churches and various institutions run by the Christians.

“In the wake of increased attacks on the minorities, the recent happenings in Orissa is causing great concern,” the statement said.

As per reports from Orissa, Dr. Alathara said, several people had been injured and houses and institutions run by Christian missionaries burnt in the incidents on Tuesday.

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