Indian Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (front, in C) walks out of the Convent of Jesus and Mary school after meeting with the school staff in Ranaghat in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal March 18, 2015. In the days before the rape of an elderly nun in an armed assault that has shaken India, death threats and extortion attempts had already shattered the peace at her Convent of Jesus and Mary school, police and school officials say. The attack also comes amid a trend of worsening security for India's Christian minority, less than one year since the government of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal's comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India's Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.