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Priest in India seriously wounded in attack on school
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.- Last Tuesday a priest in India was seriously wounded when two young men assaulted him at a school in southern Delhi.

Father George Philip, a member of the Pallottine religious order, suffered a serious gunshot wound after he was attacked at the St. Vincent Pallotti School, where he serves as the director.

The Pallottine General House in Rome confirmed the report to Fides and said the 37 year-old priest underwent surgery to remove a bullet from his chest.

Police currently do not have a motive for the attack, but they said it appeared to be an execution.  Initially it was thought to be a robbery, but the local Church officials suspect other motives.

In recent months Christian communities have noted an increase in attacks on religious minorities in India, with Catholic schools, institutes and convents being the most common targets.

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