The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India CBCI has condemned the serial blast that took place in Delhi on October 20 killing over 60 people and injuring several others. Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, president of CBCI said: "We strongly condemn the act of violence that claimed several innocent and precious lives in Delhi. Our deep sympathy goes to the bereaved families and we pray God may grant peace to those departed souls and give strength to all those who suffer the consequences of this heinous crime". "Acts of violence can by no means be a solution to grievances of any kind, however genuine they might be. On the country violence only further vitiates the situation and creates more disorder and chaos in society. Violence breed violence", he added. "As the people of the country are preparing to celebrate important festivals such as Deepavali and Eid, it is very sad and unfortunate that the harmonious atmosphere has bee vitiated with such mindless violence and destruction. And we join in the sorrow and pain of people who are affected by this unfortunate event," says Archbishop Vincent Concessao of Delhi. The Conference of Bishops appeals to the government to take all appropriate measures to restore confidence in the minds of the people in Delhi so that can return to normal life. It appeals to all sections of people to exercise restraint at this hour of crisis and strive for better social amity and peace. Source: Fides
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