BJP slams Church magazine on ‘Nazi’ comment
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 however said, that Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, whom he described as a “good man”, should ensure that the magazine which operates from the Bishop’s House here, should not contain polarising content. He said that he would write to the Archbishop to complain about the contents of the magazine and urge him to ensure that the articles are properly vetted.
Nevertheless, Cabral, appears to have got his factual information on Catholic Church hold in Germany wrong, expressed a senior representative of the Catholic Church in Goa.