Cardinal defuses religious row in southern Indian state – UCA News

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Cardinal George Alencherry has stepped in to contain the escalating tension between Christians and Muslims in Kerala state in southern India by urging them to maintain peace, harmony and tolerance. “We need to strongly hold brotherhood between followers of different religions” and shed light on the controversial discussions and debates going on that threatened to disturb religious tolerance and brotherhood, Cardinal Alencherry, head of the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church, said in a statement. His statement came in response to escalating tension between minority Christians and Muslims in Kerala after a Catholic bishop accused the Muslim community of promoting “narcotic and love jihads” in the state.

Cardinal defuses religious row in southern Indian state – UCA News

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