BANGALORE, India — A dispute over a nuclear power plant nearing completion in a southern India fishing area has put the Catholic Church in the spotlight.
The federal government, alleging that the Church was diverting foreign funds to support agitation against the power plant, has frozen a bank account the Church uses to receive foreign donations.
But the Church, which has rejected those allegations, is not backing down.
“This is not a political protest. We are standing with the poor people fighting for their rights,” Bishop Yvon Ambrose of Tuticorin said March 8 after a news conference in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state. “No pressure tactics can stop us from taking side with the...READ MORE