The Hindu nationalist Indian prime minister extended the invitation during an Oct. 30 meeting with the Holy Father at the Vatican.
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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.’