Bangalore, India, Oct 25, 2021 / 04:30 am
A proposed survey of Christian missionaries and their places of worship could lead to church workers being “unfairly targeted,” a Catholic archbishop in India has said.
Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore made the statement on Oct. 15 in response to media reports that the state government of Karnataka, in southwest India, intended to undertake a survey as it deliberates over whether to pass an anti-conversion law.
“We consider this exercise as futile and unnecessary. There is no good that will come out of it,” the archbishop said.
“In fact, in the background of the conversion bogey and anti-religious feelings that are being whipped up, it is dangerous to make such surveys.”