The Jesuit Provincial of Canada writes a letter on the arrest of Fr Stan Swamy SJ in India

The Jesuit Provincial of Canada, Fr Erik Oland, has sent a letter expressing deep concern about the incarceration of Fr Stan Swamy SJ, an 83 year-old Jesuit in India, to the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs. A copy was also sent to the Prime Minister of Canada.

The Provincial’s concern centres on the circumstances surrounding Fr Stan’s arrest, unsubstantiated claims of his links to Maoist forces and the health risks posed by incarceration during a global pandemic.

To read Fr Erik Oland’s letter, please visit Canadian Jesuit International’s website by clicking here.

Banner photo: Fr Stan Swamy SJ. Credit: JCSA Communication Office.