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Vatican Radio, global media keeping a close eye on Bengal nun rape case

The Ranighat nun gang rape case is being followed by the global media and more closely by the Vatican Radio sparking a debate as to how safe is India for Christians.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2015 14:31 IST
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times
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The Ranaghat nun gang rape case is being followed by the global media and more closely by the Vatican Radio sparking a debate as to how safe is India for Christians.



Vatican Radio, which describes itself as ‘the voice of the Pope and the Church in dialogue with the world’, has been covering the incident intensively.



Since Saturday, Vatican Radio has been covering all incremental developments on the attack such as protest marches and statements of condemnation from different bishops in India.



It is clear from the coverage in the global media that their attention was drawn because the incident couples two serious crimes – rape and attack on religious minorities.



Since Saturday, Vatican Radio has been covering all incremental developments on the attack such as protest marches and statements of condemnation from different bishops in India.



It is clear from the coverage in the global media that their attention was drawn because the incident couples two serious crimes – rape and attack on religious minorities.



Meanwhile, a top-level delegation of the Christian community will visit the convent and the hospital where the nun is recovering on Wednesday.



“The two-member delegation comprises Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) and Joseph Chinnayyan, deputy secretary general of the body,” archbishop of Kolkata, Thomas D’Souza, told HT on Tuesday.

First Published: Mar 17, 2015 23:35 IST