- Jan 23, 2021
Catholic leaders in Pakistan are demanding the government “take serious notice” of the kidnapping and forced conversion and marriage of Christian girl in Karachi earlier this month.
As Silvia Romano, a young Italian woman recently released from captivity after spending some 18 months in the hands of Islamic extremists, faces mounting national criticism for her apparent conversion to Islam, Italy’s top prelate has stressed the need to embrace her as a “daughter.”
Police have arrested an employee of a Catholic hospital and slapped conversion charges on him and a Catholic nun for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus in southern India’s Karnataka state.
An archbishop in India is denying the accusations of a Hindu nationalist organization that “forced conversions” are taking place in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Watching what’s happening in his country today, Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai, India, believes the need for real conversation with the Hindu majority is more urgent than ever.