Indian churches conspire with Vatican to destabilise govt, says VHP – PTI

Surendra Jain

VHP LogoThe Vatican not only denigrates Hindus all over the world but also India as a nation, and Indian churches are acting as puppets in their hands. – VHP Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain

Amidst veiled criticism of the Modi government by two archbishops, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today accused churches in India of conspiring with the Vatican as “contract killers to destabilise elected governments” and prop up the “puppet” ones.

Weeks within his Delhi counterpart stirred up a debate, the Archbishop of Goa and Daman Father Filipe Neri Ferrao on Monday wrote a letter to churches saying that the Constitution is in danger and most people are living in insecurity.

Reacting sharply to these letters, VHP Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said it is now amply clear that the “churches in India are in collusion with the Vatican and are trying to create an atmosphere of distrust against the present government.”

“On the contrary, Constitution of India is in danger because of the attacking political stand of the church and its agenda of religious conversions,” he alleged.

“This is not the church’s view-point, but a conspiracy to install governments which can run on the directions of the Vatican. Like the award-wapsi gang, the church too is acting like a contract killer to destabilise the elected governments,” Jain claimed—referring to a group of artists and academicians returning Pope Francis the Actorgovernment awards in protest of perceived intolerance.

He further said the Vatican not only denigrates the Hindus all over the world but also India as a nation and the Indian churches are acting as puppets in their hands.

“The same Church remains a mute spectator when emergency was imposed in the country, Kashmiri Hindus were brutally killed in the valley and Sikhs were butchered in the 1984 riots. For the Church, these events do not put the Constitution in danger,” Jain argued.

“Why does the Church behave in this fashion only when BJP-led government is in office,” he asked.

“A malicious campaign about attacks on churches was started by these people when Modiji took over as Prime Minister. When their falsehood was exposed, they did not show the courtesy of apologising for the same,” Jain added.

In a controversial letter addressed to all the churches in the national capital, the Archbishop of Delhi had last month said that there was a “turbulent political atmosphere” in the country which “threatens” democracy and secularism.

Archbishop Anil Couto, in his letter dated May 8, has also urged all the priests in Delhi to “pray for the country” ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha election, in which the BJP hopes to retain power.

“We are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which poses a threat to the democratic principles enshrined in our constitution and the secular fabric of our nation,” Archbishop Couto had said in his letter.

The letter had triggered a sharp response from the ruling BJP. – The Times of India, 7 June 2018


Filipe Neri Ferrao

Read Archbishop of Goa Filipe Neri Ferrao’s ‘political’ letter to his parishioners HERE

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2 Responses

  1. St Peter's Square & Subramanian Swamy

    • VHP Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain does not have to make excuses for the Indian churches. They are the very root of the problem. Their priests and prelates are the ones who concoct the poison and vicious lies and send it off to the Vatican. The Vatican analyses the Hinduphobic slanders and formulates a policy for or against the Indian government in power. Having decided on a policy—in this case destabilising the NDA govt—it sends coded instructions to the Nuncio in New Delhi and bishops in their various dioceses (some 248 of them). The bishops then write their “political” pastoral letters to their parishioners, which for all the pious language directly instructs them to vote against the BJP in the next national elections.
      And of course the Protestant bishops, which are legion, follow the lead of the Catholic bishops without a whimper. They will fight each other later for heathen souls, when the Hindus have been beaten down and defeated.
      Every bishop and his catamite will write a “pastoral” letter now, directing parishioners to vote for the “right” party, a copycat move in support of the Dilli bishop.
      The BJP will not get the Christian vote in 2019. So there is no reason for the MEA to hesitate with the expulsion of the Papal Nuncio from India immediately, as rightly suggested by Dr Subramunian Swamy earlier.

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