Archbishop: Muslims, Christians united in fight for equality in India.
On December 11th, 2013, Archbishop Couto participated in a peaceful march on India’s capitol alongside Protestant, Muslim, and fellow Catholic leaders to push for equal rights for all Dalits.
When the participants converged on the main road from side streets, police took to beating with batons and canes, and hosing down the protesters, including nuns, priests, and laity, with water cannons. By taking their march onto the main road, the group had violated the security barrier leading to parliament.
“We felt we had to make this push because otherwise nobody would pay any attention. We had to do something drastic, even if it meant breaking the law. Our hope was to get the attention of the Government and some political leaders who sympathize with the cause so that the issue might be raised in Parliament, thus building pressure on the government.”
Some 400 demonstrators were arrested and held for several hours, including Archbishop Couto and six other bishops.
Source: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Hinduism is wrong, Brahminism is wrong, and ill-treatment of poor people is wrong.
But fighting for this cause, is not making anyone righteous. The Roman Catholic priests, as Muslim leaders alike, do not preach the gospel about repentance from sins. Because they them selves takes pleasure in sins.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.
Both Catholic priests and Muslim Imam’s elevate them self to the same position as Brahmin priests in Hinduism. They claim to be middlemen between men and God, and only through them the perfect will of God can be done. In this way they they become a replacement for Jesus the Messiah.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
To be arrested as social activists New Delhi, will not qualify anyone for being under Biblical persecution. The Roman Catholic priest will be persecuted because of an act of righteousness, the day they resign from this priesthood, and declare this priesthood to be not Biblical. Than all Roman Catholics will hate them for telling the truth. But some will listen and believe in the message, and be encouraged to become a part of the Royal Priesthood of all believers in Jesus of the Bible.
Written by Ivar