INDIA - Religion can only be a tool of peace, says bishop of Vasari in the wake of Jakarta attacks [AN]


Mgr Felix Machado chairs the Office for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences. Deeply pained, he calls the Jakarta attacks, "cowardly acts against innocent people in the name of religion, which does not help either God nor the people of God.” For him, inter-faith dialogue is crucial. Religions can teach “the greatness and dignity of the human person by spreading a clearer sense of the oneness of the human family.”



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