- Aug 12, 2020
One of India’s most historic churches is suffering from “sheer negligence” by the country’s main cultural protection body, according to its rector.
Goa, a former Portuguese colony that now ranks as having one of the most famous beaches in India, is continuing to promote Christianity in Asia as part of its colonial legacy.
An archdiocese in India is saying a pastoral letter by the archbishop has been taken out of context by the nation’s media.
An Easter vigil Mass was interrupted by people throwing stones in the Indian state of Goa. One woman was injured and two vehicles in the parking lot were damaged in the incident.
Various Church-affiliated organizations in Goa, India, have been accused by the ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to polarize voters before a by-election in the state. Father Maverick Fernandes, the Director of Caritas Goa, called the comments by the BJP spokesman “empty.”
Despite its large Christian population, the state of Goa in India has been suffering from a string of anti-Christian incidents, with four acts of vandalism in the last month alone. The local archdiocese is investigating the matter.