Christians in India Hopeful After Elections

Zenit, May 27

There may be a different future: made of respect for human rights, dialogue, justice and harmony for Christians in Karnataka, one of the major Indian States. After the local elections on May 5, the Hindu extremist party “Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP, “Indian People’s Party”), obtained only 40 seats in the Parliament of Karnataka, while the majority went to the Congress party, which obtained 121 seats, out of a total of 223.

In a note sent to Fides News Agency, the Archbishop of Bangalore, Bernard Moras, informs that he met the newly elected head of government, Siddaramaiah, bringing greetings from the Council of Bishops of Karnataka, expressing hope on behalf of all Christians in the area.

The Archbishop stressed the opportunity for Christians to be more involved and present in places of government, public entities and institutions.

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