APCA delegation attends Catholic conference

VELLANAKANI (Tamil Nadu), Aug 20: A three-member delegation of the Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA) led by its president Taw Tebin attended a conference of the All India Catholic Association, which was held here from 17-19 August.
During the conference, church leaders from different parts of the country voiced their concern at the increasing incidents of mob lynching and cow vigilantism, the APCA stated in a press release.
The conference took up several issues pertaining to churches at the national and regional level, it said.
“AICU took strong exception and expressed anxiety over growing threat to the Church in India, particularly the Catholic institutions, including false allegation levelled against the Missionaries of Charity,” the release said.
“The conference univocally expressed that food habit, be it vegetarian, non-vegetarian, animal product, etc, should be matter of personal choice and nobody should dictate who should eat what,” it said.
The APCA also appreciated the AICU for taking up “commendable steps to mediate between the government and the people in various developmental activities and issues in their state.
“AICU highly appreciated and endorsed APCA’s Corruption-Free Arunachal Campaign launched recently in the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh. AICU gave a commendation certificate to APCA, recognizing its zeal to work for the welfare of the church and for the state of Arunachal Pradesh,” the release said.
APCA secretary general Pekhi Nabam, advisor Mige Kamki and AICU secretary (NE region) Tok Buttum were among the members of the delegation, the release said.