Black Sunday observed against persecution of Christians in Nigeria and Middle East

September 23, 2014 by  
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Black sundayBangalore, September 15, 2014: Christians of Bangalore offered mass prayers and expressed solidarity with the thousands of innocent people who are being persecuted and subjected to inhuman violence and other atrocities by the Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other countries in the city on Sunday.

The Christians, led by Bangalore Archbishop Dr Bernard Moras, who is the President of the All Karnataka United Christians Federation of Human Rights (AKUCFHR) and the Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops’ Council (KRCBC) and leaders of various denominations of Christians, took out massive silent protest march from St Patrick’s Church on Brigade Road to the St Joseph’s Indian High School Grounds on VittalMallya Road opposite Kanteerava Stadium, and held a massive rally braving the scorching sun as part of the observation of Black Sunday.

After the mass prayers, in which the leaders of different Christian denominations affiliated to AKUCFHR like Catholics, Church of South India, Methodists, Baptists, Pentacost, Syrian Orthodox, Assemblies of God and representatives of the FKCCA as well as Sri Shanthaveera Kolada Math Swamiji, BJP leader and former deputy chief minister R Ashok, Shanthinagar Congress MLA N A Harris, Agha Khan and other leaders took part, addressed the large gathering of priests, nuns and other Christians. They also offered prayers for the victims and displaced persons in the flood havoc in Jammu and Kashmir.

Archbishop Moras, in his address, said it was a matter of deep concern and anguish to all people throughout the world, especially Christians, in view of the targeting of the religious minority by the fundamentalist and extremist Islamic group wantonly carrying out the genocide.

Over 1.75 lakh of Christians and people sympathetic to them had been massacred in Irag, Syria, Nigeria and other African countries by the ISIS terrorist organisation. ”We need to rise against such inhuman holocaust, brutal torture and murders. Our silence and non-responsive attitude would mean our consent and support to such violence and atrocities against humanity,” the Archbishop said.

– daijiworld

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