‘His action violated the canon law, which prohibits priests from joining political parties without permission,’ Bishop John Nellikunnel said.
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In the wake of the May canonization, fundamentalist networks are continuing their campaign of online defamation, as they have with other revered Christians.
The Hindu nationalist government announced new restriction blocking foreign contributions to the Catholic order on Christmas Day. The funding block goes into effect Dec. 31.
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.
But the recent harassment of four Catholic nuns traveling on a train in northern India has undermined the BJP’s electoral efforts to portray itself as sympathetic to Christian concerns.
Veteran Catholic journalist Anto Akkara’s latest book, about the 2008 killing of a Hindu leader that resulted in a wave of anti-Christian persecution, has attracted national attention in India.
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.
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.’