New Delhi, India, Jun 5, 2018 / 02:01 am
Hindu nationalists trampled a photo of Pope Francis near Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi in a video calling for a Christian-free India which was recently posted online.
The video shows a group of about 20 people chanting "Pope Francis murdabad," meaning "down with Pope Francis," after a speech by a man believed to be the controversial Hindu leader Om Swami Maharaj.
Muharaj accused Christians of promoting terrorism and threatened forcefully to expel them from India, reported UCA News.
The video began circulating on social media a few weeks after Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi wrote a letter calling for a one year prayer campaign leading up to India's 2019 general elections.