The Most Urgent Appeal by Mr. Eugene Gonsalves, the president of Catholic Association of Bengal

MOST URGENT APPEAL
TO ALL THE CHURCHES, CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL & RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN KOLKATA
A peaceful gathering of the Representatives of all Christian denominations and Educational Institutions is organised by Catholic Association of Bengal on behalf of All Christian Denominations to Protest the merciless killings and attacks on our Christian brethren in Orissa.

More than 70 Churches / Convents / Educational Institutions were attacked, broken and torched. More than 600 houses of Christians were broken and torched affecting more than 5000 people. The worse affected are from 11 villages and over 60 small villages in Kandhamal and Gajatati districts of Orissa.

Most of the priests, pastors, religious sisters and lay Christians in Kandhamal and Gajatati Districts have taken shelter in the forest for their survival and are starving. In fact the fundamentalists are in search of finding their hide-outs. The attackers are still active and the destruction of property belonging to Christians is still going on.

Christians are still under attack as informed by the local Bishops, Priest, Pastors of various Churches & Institutions.

YOU ARE REQUESTED TO UNITE

on behalf of our brothers and sisters who have been mercilessly beaten, attacked & harassed by Hindu fundamentalists in Orissa.

Kindly join this important and peaceful gathering to Protest the atrocities on our Christian brethren.

Parish Priests are requested to send Parishioners in BIG numbers specially the members of Parish Council &Various Action Groups.

School Principals are requested to send Senior School students with their Teachers in BIG numbers.

Please come with Church and School banners, placards of condemning the genocide.

Day and Date: FRIDAY, 11TH JANUARY 2008
Time: 11AM TO 1 PM
Venue: SUBHODH MALLICK SQUARE (WELLINGTON SQUARE)
KOLKATA 700016

One Response

  1. Mr. Eugene Gonsalves, we pray for your actions and success in stopping these atrocities. We live in the U.S. and will circulate your mission here to get everyone aware of the situation and petition for these actions to stop immediately.

    We will pass this on to the Catholic Association of Bengal in NY & NJ.

    Please continue to update us on your progress.

    God Bless you and many others who are working towards a peaceful resolution.

    Sincerely,

    The Ramos Family
    New York City

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