[Statement] Dr. Joseph D’Souza on Russia, Sweden Attacks: ‘Call These Acts for What They Are: Evil’

HYDERABAD, India — The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph D’Souza, moderating bishop of the Good Shepherd Church and president of the All India Christian Council, releases the following statement on this week’s attacks in St. Petersburg and Stockholm:

“This week’s attacks in St. Petersburg and Stockholm bring us back to the harsh reality that we are waging an ideological war with forces that are at odds with our shared belief in the the sanctity of human life and individual freedom. Every public leader—from the halls of government to the boardrooms of commerce and the sanctuaries of our churches—should raise his or her voice and call these acts for what they are: evil.

“The prayers of India’s Christian community are with the survivors and the families of the victims of the attack. May God grant them peace and justice.”

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Photos of Dr. D’Souza are available here.

Most Rev. Dr. Joseph D’Souza is the Moderating Bishop of the Good Shepherd Church and Associated Ministries of India. He also serves as the President of the All India Christian Council.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his work as a human rights activist. He is also the founder and International President of the Dalit Freedom Network. He can be reached at: moderator@gsoim.org. Additional biographical information is available here.