2016-03-07 15:34:00

Indian bishops condemn attack on MC centre in Yemen

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, CBCI, has condemned the March 4 brutal attack on the home for the elderly in Aden, Yemen, in which several persons were killed, including four Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa, one of them from the Diocese of Gumla, in Jharkhand state. The apex body of the Catholic Church is holding its 32nd Plenary Assembly at St. John’s Medical College Campus, in Bangalore, from 2nd to 9th March, on the theme, “The Response of the Church in India to the Present Day Challenges.”  CBCI President, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis led the Indian bishops in praying for the slain persons and expressed condolence to the Congregation of Missionaries of Charity and to the bereaved families of those killed.  The bishops also expressed concern over the plight of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil SDB, a native of India, who has been missing since Friday’s attack on the Home for the elderly.  The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India noted with grief and concern that such dastardly attack on the Christian Missionaries by the evil minds should not deter the Church from its commitment to serve the poor and the sick.

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