Good Friday observed in Mumbai
Mumbai: The Christian community in Mumbai today observed Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Christians spend the day in fasting, prayer, repentance and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.
Churchs across the city held Good Friday sermons which reflected the community’s concerns over the spate of attacks of churchs in the country and the rape of a nun in Kolkata.
Easter will be celebrated on April 5 to mark the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
Recently, Archbishop of Bombay Oswald Cardinal Gracias had expressed concern over the attacks on churchs saying that there was anxiety over the attacks and vandalisation of churchs.
“Discrimination on the basis of religion does not augur well for the country. People of India are our biggest strength and security and we have to work to erradicate discrimination of any sort,” he had said in a statement and appealed for respect and equality to the girl child.