Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Indian bishop bailed on conversion charge | CathNews Asia

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    • Indian Church people, including a bishop, yesterday sought anticipatory bail after police booked them for violating Madhya Pradesh state’s law on religious conversion.

      Bishop Mathew Vaniakizhakkel of Satna, a diocese in Madhya Pradesh, has dismissed the case against him, two priests, a nun and two laypeople as “totally fabricated”, UCA News reports.

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      Police registered the case under non-bailable sections of the state’s stringent anti-conversion law after one Christopher Pavy, a Christian, complained that a woman converted to Catholicism before her marriage in May 2009.

      Pavy also sought action against the bishop and others under the state law that forbids conversion through force or allurement.

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