Melbourne, Jan 25: An Australian bishop urged his countrymen for repentance over recent attacks on Indian nationals, a media report said on Monday, Jan 25.
Philip Huggins, Bishop of the northern and western regions, asked parishioners to listen to the concerns of the Indian community.
In his prayers, he also asked forgiveness for "our prejudice and indifference" to people from different countries.
He said, "Forgive us for our arrogance in closing our eyes to other people's cultures."
"Forgive us for not honouring the culture of others, and thus taking away their self-respect... forgive us for not listening to the griefs of all who are oppressed in this land, especially for Indians who are feeling vulnerable," he was quoted by The Australian as saying.
The prayers comes after spate of attacks on Indians in Australia in which two of them proved fatal.