58 Catholics Brutally Attack Indian Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel of Kuzhithurai

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Catholics attack Indian bishop in land dispute

A Catholic bishop had to be hospitalized after a group of parishioners attacked him, a security guard and a priest in a five-decade-old land dispute in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Salesian Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel of Kuzhithurai left hospital on March 12, two days after he was attacked by a crowd of about 130 Catholic men and women. The guard remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries in his attempt to protect the bishop, diocesan chancellor Father Russel Raj told ucanews.com. Father Augustine Ponnaian, the diocesan financial administrator, only suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized. Police have registered a case against 58 Catholics, including 16 women, accusing them of committing serious crimes such as rioting with weapons, criminal intimidation and using weapons in a manner of causing death. Police have arrested two persons and are looking for the other 56, who are reportedly hiding to avoid arrest. “It was a planned attack on the bishop,” Father Ponnaian told ucanews.com on March 13. Source