Broken still one

Francis Baartmans mhm came to Varanasi in 1977 just when India shut its doors to foreign missionaries. Mill Hill was going to withdraw but Francis persuaded his superiors to be allowed to go to Varanasi. His argument was: 'This is not a time to withdraw. Hinduism and Buddhism are now coming to Europe. Vatican II promotes dialogue. We do not need less but rather more contact. I want to go there and stay, i want to really enter into the depth of the Indian experience'.

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