Will Not Back Down On Conversion, Vatican Classified Document


Reproduced here below is a report Published by The Hindu dated 22 April,2011.

Note the Dates.

65975: Holy See reponds to Indian criticism over conversion issue

22 APRIL 2011 03:56 IST

UPDATED: 22 APRIL 2011 03:56 IST

According to Auza, the papal nunciature in New Delhi felt that the government of India was not really unhappy about the pope’s remarks, but had been compelled to make a fuss for public consumption.

65975 5/31/2006 8:38:00 AM 06VATICAN91 Embassy Vatican CONFIDENTIAL 06NEWDELHI3548 | 06VATICAN67 | 06VATICAN86 | 06VATICAN87 | 06VATICAN91 VZCZCXRO2526RR RUEHBI RUEHCI RUEHROVDE RUEHROV #0091/01 1510838ZNY CCCCC ZZHR 310838Z MAY 06FM AMEMBASSY VATICANTO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0346INFO RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI 0010RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI 0007RUEHCI/AMCONSUL CALCUTTA 0007RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI 0005RUEHROV/AMEMBASSY VATICAN 0374 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 VATICAN 000091 SIPDIS SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 5/26/2016 TAGS: PREL, SOCI, VT, IN SUBJECT: HOLY SEE RESPONDS TO INDIAN CRITICISM OVER CONVERSION ISSUE

REF: (A) VATICAN 086, (B) NEW DELHI 3548 AND PREVIOUS, (C) VATICAN 087, (D) VATICAN 067

CLASSIFIED BY: Christopher Sandrolini, Charge d’affaires, EXEC, State. REASON: 1.4 (d)

1. (C) Summary. Holy See contacts gave further background to Embassy Vatican on the recent controversy over remarks made by the pope criticizing anti-conversion laws in India. Our contacts suggested that the pope’s remarks were neither surprising to the GOI, nor drafted in an ad hoc manner; and that the GOI’s stern reaction was primarily for public consumption. The appointment of an Indian cardinal to a prominent post in Rome, at the same time that the cardinal was speaking out on the conversion issue, was a coincidence of timing but not intentionally so. We judge that the Holy See and the Church in India and elsewhere will not back down on issues it sees as fundamental to religious freedom, and to its security and survival. End summary.

Bold highlights by me.

Source.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/the-cables/65975-Holy-See-reponds-to-Indian-criticism-over-conversion-issue/article14691636.ece



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