Bishops support food security bill

July 20, 2013 by  
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They said Catholic schools are committed to food safety.

Bishops support food security billNew Delhi, July 19, 2013, Against the backdrop of the death of 22 children after consuming mid-day meal in Bihar, the top body of Catholic bishops in India has emphasized Catholic schools’ commitment to food safety.

“Catholic and other Christian schools place their attention to the food consumed by children, for quality and quantity,” said Father Charles Irudayam, secretary of the Justice, Peace and Development office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India.

Fr. Irudayam also reiterated the bishops’ call for the passage of a food security bill.

The measure, under discussion in parliament, would provide subsidized food to two-thirds of the nation’s population.

“The Catholic Church fully supports the law, which plans to provide food to the poor and the marginalized, in order to eradicate the problem of hunger in India,” he said.

However, that “we now believe that the text of the law in parliament needs corrections and we hope the assembly will welcome our suggestions and those of civil society.”

– catholic culture

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