Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kerala Catholic bishops back Modi  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 04/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Catholic bishops in kerala who kept narendra modi at a distance before the elections have extended full support to the national democratic alliance (nda) government headed by him.

kerala catholic bishops council (kcbc) president and syro malankara church major archbishop cardinal baselios mar cleemis made the approach of the church towards the new government clear on the opening day of the four-day monsoon session of the council at cochin on monday.

the conference being attended by 35 bishops belonging to three catholic rites-latin malankara and syro malabar — will be discussing about 20 issues related to the church and the society.

cleemis who is also the president of the catholic bishops conference of india (cbci) promised cooperation of the church in all pro-people measures being initiated by modi the prime minister. he said that he was hopeful that the new government will lead the nation on the path of development.

cleemis did not share the concern catholics nursed about the hindutva forces led by modi on the occasion. he and his colleagues had rejected invitations from modi for a meeting during his visit to the state a couple of months before the elections. modi had invited heads of all major christian denominations as part of his bid to build bridge with the christians who forms about 19 per cent of the population in kerala.

only two bishops of the orthodox hurch had responded to the bjp call. one of the two bishops was in fact from modi’s home turf of ahmedabad. the head of the church had early praised modi’s developmental initiatives in gujarat. modi had invited ahmedabad orthodox bishop geevarghese mar yulios for his swearing-in-ceremony.

the kcbc which is a permanent association of the catholic bishops in the state was apparently apprehensive about the secular credentials of modi. the body had reminded the faithful about threats posed by communal elements in its pre-election circulars.

it had appealed to the faithful to vote for persons committed to secular traditions and protect the interests and well being of the minority communities.

the circular drafted by cleemis said that votes should be given to persons committed to protecting secularism and capable of ensuring the safety and security of linguistic and religious minorities as well as treating all religions on an equal footing.

however many bishops softened their stand towards modi saying that he will not go against the constitution which has several provisions to protect the minorities. quilon diocese bishop stanley roman there was nothing for the minorities to fear as they are an integral part of india.

news?khaleejtimes.com

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes

follow ?khaleejtimes -->


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 9 2016 - UAE packaging paper industry to grow by 5pctMENAFN
(MENAFN) UAE paper and packaging industry is increasing fast in the MENA region, reaching a market valued at USD2.3bn and will remain an annual growth rate of 5 percent till 2019.Meanwhile, Paper ...

 Dec 9 2016 - Qatar aims USD13bn investment in infrastructure projectsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar is ready to pump almost USD13bn on mega infrastructure projects in the country in the coming year with a main focus on projects related to the FIFA World Cup 2020.Moreover, the country ...

 Dec 9 2016 - GCC, UK confirm to make closer tiesMENAFN
(MENAFN) A mutual summit between GCC leaders and British Theresa May confirmed to launch the GCC-UK Strategic Partnership to enhance relations in all fields.Moreover, UK will spend more than 3bn euro ...

 Dec 9 2016 - Qatar expected to have 912,000 cars by 2020Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The number of passenger cars in use in Qatar is expected to reach about 912,000 units by 2020, registering the highest annualised growth of 5.4% in the Gulf Co-operation Council ...

 Dec 9 2016 - Prime Minister condoles with Moroccan PMGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani held a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Morocco Abdelilah Ben ...

 Dec 9 2016 - Qatar believes in protecting religious freedom: MinisterGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi chaired Qatar's delegation to the Ninth Bali Democracy Forum, which kicked off in Bali, Indonesia, ...

 Dec 9 2016 - Qatar- Commercial Bank participates in prestigious CSR conferenceGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Commercial Bank, Qatar's first private bank, has participated at the annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Conference for organisations in Qatar. The CSR Conference, ...

 Dec 9 2016 - Qatar- Prime Minister honours persons with disabilitiesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani attended a ceremony held by national institutions to support persons with ...

 Dec 9 2016 - MEC recalls KIA Optima 2016 modelGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced a recall of Kia Optima, model year 2016, due to a noise in the right front axle drive shaft. The recall is being ...

 Dec 9 2016 - Qatar- Ooredoo urges public to download 'Inland Sea' applicationGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Ooredoo has urged those who travel or camp at the Inland Sea to download its recently-updated desert navigation app as the camping season comes to full swing. The ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help