The Dalai Lama says “No” to Christian Conversions
MUMBAI, INDIA (ANS) — Christians in India are expressing confusion and concern over recent statements made by the Dalai Lama.
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Some of the statements of the Dalai Lama made against conversions and the work of Christian missionaries are causing confusion and opposition among many Christians, according to a report by by Nirmala Carvalho for www.AsiaNews.it
AsiaNews reports the Tibetan leader is warning against proselytism, what he believes are the potential cause of problems that arise between different religious communities, and is recommending that no conversions be allowed.
The murder of missionary Graham Staines and the massacre of Christians in Orissa and Karnataka are taken as examples of the negative fruits of conversions.
Meanwhile, Jesuit priest, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, president of the Catholic Bishops, said Graham Staines was not proselytizing, and that in Orissa state the fight against Dalits has social roots.
Cardinal Gracias said the freedom…
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