Modi concerned about rape, attacks on churches as Indian Christians say they feel vulnerable

March 17, 2015 11:19 AM

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Modi concerned about rape, attacks on churches as Indian Christians say they feel vulnerable

An Indian man prays as Christians and others hold a candle light vigil to condemn the gang rape of a nun at a Christian missionary school in eastern India outside the Sacred Heart cathedral in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 16, 2015. According to police a nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from committing a robbery in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in West Bengal state's Nadia district. The attack early Saturday is the latest crime to focus attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (The Associated Press)

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is "deeply concerned" about the rape of a nun and the destruction of a church in India, but Christian say his words do little to dispel the fear in their community since his rightwing Hindu government came to power.

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