Uphold secularism, says Catholic Bishops body to National Democratic Alliance

MANGALORE: Congratulating National Democratic Alliance, led by BJP, on its thumping win in the general elections, the top body of Catholic bishops in India hoped that the new government will uphold values and secularism in making India a great nation.

Let the new government led by BJP enable the India of Mahatma Gandhi stand tall among the world nations ensuring protection, security, welfare and sustained development of the people of all sections," Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI), said in a statement.

 

The Catholic Church reaffirmed its support to the government's activities in the process of nation building. The Cardinal said the new Government has the responsibility to ensure the security of the minorities and to show special consideration towards the weaker sections of the country.

The Catholic body advised Congress party to learn from experience and perform responsibly in the opposition understanding the pulse of the people.

 Source: Times of India