The Archbishop Anil Couto’s call is in line with the Church’s malignate policy of political interference to target the Hindus
The papacy has never been reticent in using its temporal power for political purposes. In the 12th century, Pope Hadrian IV encouraged Henry II of England to annex Ireland and authorised him to do so in the bull Laudabiliter. Edward II was deposed in 1327 after bishops had promoted the idea of his deposition in their sermons. He was murdered later the same year, reputedly by having a red-hot iron inserted through his insufficiently devout anus.
(The writer is a political analyst)