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BJP slams Goa church magazine for Nazi reference

“Nazism was popular in Germany... supported by the Church... At that time, Germany was almost 100 per cent...90 per cent Roman Catholic, which is there in Goa,” he told the media.

By: Express News Service | Panaji | Published: August 31, 2017 5:52 am
goa, bjp, bjp goa, goa churches, Goan politics , nazi, Nilesh Cabral BJP’s Goa spokesperson Nilesh Cabral called it unfair criticism and came down heavily on the Church for having allowed “such articles” to be published in its official magazine, Renovacao

The BJP Wednesday slammed an article in a magazine run by Goan church, which had drawn parallels between contemporary Goan politics and Germany under the Nazis. The party said Nazism found popularity in a Catholic-dominant Germany.

BJP’s Goa spokesperson Nilesh Cabral called it unfair criticism and came down heavily on the Church for having allowed “such articles” to be published in its official magazine, Renovacao, referring also to another piece where current leaders were likened to dogs. “Nazism was popular in Germany… supported by the Church… At that time, Germany was almost 100 per cent…90 per cent Roman Catholic, which is there in Goa,” he told the media.

Cabral’s statistics appear factually incorrect. When Hitler took over in 1933, Germany had a majority Protestant population — according to US Holocaust Memorial website, there were approximately 40 million Protestants against 20 million Roman Catholics, with the Jewish population being less than 1 per cent. Similarly, in Goa Roman Catholics are a minority today.

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    Sulakshna
    Aug 31, 2017 at 9:15 pm
    When ever the ISRO EMPLOYEES want Crores of Rupees they are failing the Satellites and enjoying huge money because once again Central Government will give money.ISRO is a Fund Raising Center for Block Money.Crores of Money is mobilizing by Associates for their personal enjoyment.
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      Ramji
      Aug 31, 2017 at 11:10 am
      I think that Nilesh does not know history (pretend to be) as the whole bunch of RSS BJP Aryan Racist. Roman Catholics never supported s and they were cuted for this. But the Church saved so many Jews, Romans, etc. What is happening in India is the rise of Neo- s (RSS SS) BJPs and Hindus adopt it but Thank God at least the Church is daring to speak, as it has always been in history against any violence. Let us thank the Church for it great social service.
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        K. Dutt
        Aug 31, 2017 at 9:30 am
        Nilesh Cabral is correct in his facts, he stated and perhaps is incorrect in his statistics. He didn't present all the facts though, of that period in Germany. The Christian establishment - Protestant and Roman catholic, fully cooperated with the s and on Sundays blessed the congregations in full uniform and flags. Clearly, there were people who dissented, but kept their dissent quiet for obvious reasons. But the approval from The Protestant and Catholic churches, of the Reich was a fact of daily life in Germany. In fact, at the end of the war, the Vatican provided travel documents for some of the escaping war criminals. Nilesh Cabral while on this subject, must ask the Goan Catholic establishment about what the Portuguese Catholic invaders did to the Hindus when they occupied Goa. The Vatican has been pretending and downplaying all these crimes in recent years. Innocent, they are not. History is staring at them
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          Ramji
          Aug 31, 2017 at 11:15 am
          Sir, Who is a Hindu? Looking at the history, The Indians (85 ) were forced to convert to (Aryan-Hinduism) Aryan Invaders religion? Buddhism (founded by a Tribal Man "Buddha") vehemently opposed this barbarian Aryan-Brahmanism. In fact our history is systematically destroyed by the Aryans. For this you all have to answer sometimes?
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        2. Subspan Raman
          Aug 31, 2017 at 8:10 am
          vatican supported the s. Christians have actively converted the poor, the ignorant and the sic under the guise of helping them. Civilisations have been wiped out by Christian invaders. Many NGOs in India are supported by Christian organisations in the west. Beware of these guys.
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            Jemma Thomas
            Aug 31, 2017 at 7:26 am
            First of all these bloody RC don't belong to India. They were ed up and left over category by europeans because they are half caste and low in self esteem. It is time for us to purify them back in Indian fold. It requires reverse process of again what exactly europeans did. Either let us breed them out if not GHAR WAPSI.
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              mtv
              Aug 31, 2017 at 8:30 am
              One can only pity your ignorance. This is the basic problem with most of the Sanghi supporters. That is why I generally refer them as half-educated Sanghis very much lie the Supremacists of USA (supporters of Trump). For your information, Christianity came to India (precisely AD 52) many centuries before Christianity spread to Europe. That is almost 2000 years ago.
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                K. Dutt
                Aug 31, 2017 at 9:57 am
                And we pity yours. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. The subject is not when a follower of Christ came to India. There was no established christian church at the time - just a handful of individuals. The subject is what the invaders - Portuguese in this case, did when they came ashore in Goa flying the Portuguese and Papal flags and with swords in their hands claimed the place in the name of their king and religion and proceeded to visit the place with death and destruction and of course, conversion. This lasted several hundred years.
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