Indian bishop call for peace after Delhi bomb attacks
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) has condemned the serial blast that took place in Delhi on Saturday, killing over 60 people and injuring several others.
Expressing sympathy to bereaved families, CBCI President Cardinal Telesphore Toppo stressed that acts of violence are not a solution to grievances of any kind, however genuine the grievances might be.
"On the contrary it will only further vitiate the situation and create more disorder and chaos in society. Violence breeds violence," he said.
Meanwhile Archbishop Vincent Concessaso of Delhi also expressed solidarity with those affected by the attack.
"As the people of the country are preparing to celebrate important festivals such as Deepavali and Eid, it is very sad and unfortunate that the harmonious atmosphere has been vitiated with such mindless violence and destruction," he said.
"The Conference of Bishops appeals to the Government to take all appropriate measures to restore confidence in the minds of people in Delhi, so that they can get back to their normal life. It appeals to all sections of people to exercise restraint at this hour of crisis and strive for better social amity and peace."?
CBCI Condemns the Bomb Attacks in Delhi, Calls for Maintaining Peace (Catholic Bishops Conference of India 30/10/05)
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31 Oct 2005