Apology Demanded for N.I. Priest’s Yoga Comments

Rajan Zed.

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2015

Father Reverend Roland Colhoun, a priest at Waterside Parish of Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry in Northern Ireland, as reported by The Derry Journal, “warned parishioners against taking part in yoga” while saying mass in Drumsurn recently. “Yoga is certainly a risk,” he said. “There’s the spiritual health risk.”

“It’s a slippery slope from yoga to Satan”, RT channel quoted him.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said that neither the Vatican nor the Diocese of Derry Bishop, Reverend Donal McKeown, had offered an apology on the actions of the priest who trashed a highly revered ancient practice.

Zed, who is President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that although yoga was introduced and nourished by Hinduism, it is a world heritage and liberation powerhouse utilized by millions of people of various faith traditions worldwide for achieving physical and mental fitness. ♦


One Response to “Apology Demanded for N.I. Priest’s Yoga Comments”

  1. Hamish Barrett says:

    Mr.Colhoun is correct yoga is deeply ingrained with hinduism & vice versa. The names of the different poses easily correlate to the many gods that hindus worship. I encourage Mr. Colhoun to have the courage to stand his ground, not just for himself but for Jesus.

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