It is impossible for me to reconcile myself to the idea of conversion after the style that goes on in India and elsewhere today.It is an error which is perhaps the greatest impediment to the world’s progress toward peace.
Why should a Christian want to convert a Hindu to Christianity?
Why should he not be satisfied if the Hindu is a good or godly man?
(Mahatma Gandhi writing In the Harijan Magzine – Jan 30, 1937)
I would also say, and here I wish to be quite clear, as was St. John Paul II: I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America. (Pope Francis apology)