India Sees Rise in Public Lynchings of Christians

By Catholic News Agency

BHOPAL, India — Violent attacks, including public lynchings, against Christians in India are reportedly becoming increasingly common, with international nongovernmental organizations and the country’s Catholic bishops raising their voices in protest against mob violence.

“The common man of the country is feeling insecurity in his own country due to the increasing cases of mob lynching,” Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal wrote Feb. 27.

“In the past, the Supreme Court has taken cognizance of this problem. It is felt that … all the political parties and religious leaders should [be] united by making their opinions and spreading awareness about the ill practice surfacing in our society, in order to create a decent society and to [attain] a peace-loving society.”