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ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying

ACN News – Electoral results in India, worrying Elections in India The recent victory of Narendra Modi is worrying to religious minorities The parliamentary elections in India ended a few days ago. The nationalist ruling party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly won the world’s largest democratic election – with nearly […]

Press Release – Activities Report 2015

Activities Report 2015 – Aid to the Church in Need A record year in a world in crisis  It is a new record year for the international Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).  In fact, thanks to 22 national offices established around the world, a little over 175 million dollars were collected in […]

India: After the BJP election victory – “The Christian minority in India is under serious threat”

by Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada ACN, Königstein/Montreal, Thursday, October 16, 2014 –After the election of Narendra Modi of the Hindu “Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)” as prime minister of India the country’s secular constitution is under threat. With these words Ajay Kumar Singh, Catholic priest and human rights activist […]

PRESS RELEASE: India – “The expectations are naturally now very high.”

Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Montreal – Thursday May 22nd 2014. Following the victory of the Hindu nationalist “Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP) the Catholic Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar in the east Indian state of Odisha expressed cautious optimism. Archbishop John Barwa, who is currently in London, emphasized in a phone conversation […]