Speaking with the Register, Cardinal Oswald Gracias also expressed his sadness over the heavy death toll among Christian clergy, religious and laypeople.
‘The country has been too complacent and relaxed for too long,’ Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu told the Register.
With the death toll from the virus continuing to climb, Church leaders have authorized cremations even though the burial practice is viewed locally as a Hindu custom, not a Christian one.
Hasty lockdown to ward off coronavirus spread was ‘like death sentence’ for the poor, says Indian bishop.
Bishop Jacob Muricken, who garnered international attention after donating his kidney to a Hindu, is awaiting Church approval of his request to resign his episcopal duties to devote himself to a life of prayer and solitude.
Sri Lankan Catholics told the Register that the cardinal’s act of forgiveness, expressed at Easter Mass on April 12, is only one aspect of the process that is needed to ward off renewed religious violence.
In his speech Feb. 24, Trump acknowledged that concerns about religious freedom and India’s months-long detention of political leaders in Kashmir were discussed privately.
Critics say the law, which denies the opportunity for citizenship to Muslim refugees, is a threat to India’s secular democracy.
The Supreme Court of India ordered their release on bail, as they challenge their controversial convictions for the 2008 assassination of a prominent Hindu holy man.
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