PCI urges Orissa govt to protect Christians

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Shillong, Dec 28 (UNI) The Presbyterian Church of India (PCI) today expressed shock and grief over recent attacks on Churches and Christian homes in Orissa.

In a statement issued here, the PCI demanded from the Orissa government compensation for properties lost during the attack, besides providing humanitarian aid to the bereaved.

The PCI also urged the Naveen Patnaik government to protect the lives and property of Christians and Churches.

The protestant church also urged the people to join hands in their ''struggle against religious fundamentalists'' and work for a humane and pluralistic society.

UNI

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