Bishop appeals to Indian PM over church demolition – UCA News

A Catholic bishop in the national capital has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help rebuild a church demolished by authorities who claimed it was on unauthorized land. Little Flower Church, managed by the Syro-Malabar Church in Lado Sarai, was pulled down on July 12 following an order from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). “We have appealed to Indian premier Modi to look at the matter and do the needful as it is a very serious matter of concern and if not taken seriously it may give a wrong message,” Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara of Faridabad told UCA News. Donate to UCA News with a monthly contribution of your choice “Our papers on church land are complete and there was no such issue in the past. The incident has extremely saddened our people, who are in a state of shock.” Archbishop Bharanikulangara said the land was bought in 2006 and Little Flower Church had been holding services for the last 12 years. However, on July 9, a notice was put on the church’s boundary wall saying it was on illegal land.

Bishop appeals to Indian PM over church demolition – UCA News

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