The accusations that the Missionaries of Charity force conversions of Hindus to Christianity are not new and are not founded.
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On Dec. 21 the Hindu nationalist government of the Indian state of Karnataka introduced harsh legislation intended to prevent conversions from Hinduism to other faiths.
Voters in Bihar sharply rebuked the Bharatiya Janata Party, accused of fostering a climate of religious intolerance and violence since winning India’s national elections last year.
But the cardinal told the Register he was ‘amazed by the serenity and the grace’ the 74-year-old nun displayed when he visited her last week in he thospital after the vicious attack.
As the end of his three-day visit, the U.S. president advised India’s Hindu nationalist rulers that ‘upholding freedom of religion is the utmost responsibility of the government.’