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Church rift over Catholic stance on political situation

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Catholic Bishops Confernece of (CBCI) council for Laity has launched a nationwide drive to formulate a Catholic stance on the current political situation in the country ahead of the general election, a move disputed by CBCI sources, saying the council of Laity is "not a of the Catholic body."

However, the council for Laity will organize a series of events in the run-up to the to raise issues within the community such as attack on churches, growing danger of communalism and challenges to Catholic faith in

The CBCI has 14 regional councils and 174 Diocesan Pastoral Councils.

Among the topics that will be thrown up for discussions include violation of constitutional rights and denial of minority welfare schemes to the Christians, challenges to areas of service like education institutions, hospitals and orphanages and growing dangers of communalism.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 21:04 IST