Elephants Attack in Orissa After One Year of Persecution

May 17, 2010 By Lu Paradise — total views.

By Fr. Sunil De Silva, Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka

In July 2008 a severe persecution of Christians broke out in the Indian state of Orissa. A 22-year-old nun was burnt to death when angry mobs burnt down an orphanage in Khuntpali village in Barhgarh district, another nun was gang-raped in Kandhamal, mobs attacked churches, torched vehicles, houses of Christians were destroyed, and Fr. Thomas Chellen, director of the pastoral center that was destroyed with a bomb, had a narrow escape after a Hindu mob nearly set him on fire. The end result saw more than 500 Christians murdered, and thousands of others injured and homeless after their houses were reduced to ashes. Continue reading “Elephants Attack in Orissa After One Year of Persecution”

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