Indian bishop urges Catholics to vote for secular govt

Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore said the upcoming general election is ‘very important and a historic one’

(Bijay Kumar Minj UCAnews).

An archbishop in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has urged Catholics to vote for a secular government in the country’s upcoming general election.

“Choose a leader who is secular, non-communal, believes in the constitution, and is less corrupt,” Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore (now Bengaluru) said on April 7.

He explained that by secular he meant one who respects all people without any discrimination, and non-communal meant one who accepts all religions.

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