Mother Teresa’s Canonisation Portends More Conversions


Mother Teresa’s canonisation portends more conversions to Christianity, an issue that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have considered before deciding to send a delegation to the Vatican, the VHP said on Sunday.

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“The canonisation of Mother Teresa is an alarm bell that now there would be more conversions in India and more funds (for conversions) would be routed to India,” Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) International Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said.

He said granting of sainthood to a person based on miracles attributed to them was not “practical” in today’s times. “Do you expect miracles to happen in this age,” he wondered. Jain warned that with more conversions, there would be more unrest in the society.

He said Modi ought to have considered the issue before choosing to send an official Indian designation to the canonisation function at the Vatican. "The issue of Mother Teresa's administrations opposite religious transformations is not new. We have been raising it for a considerable length of time. I think the Prime Minister ought to have thoroughly considered it before he chose to send an official assignment to the Vatican," Jain said. 

An official Indian designation drove by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is planned to go to Mother Teresa's canonisation service at the Vatican on September 4. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio location paid tributes to the late Catholic cloister adherent for her administrations to the poor of India, saying that Indians ought to be glad that Mother Teresa is as a rule formally proclaimed a holy person. 

The pious devotee established the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious assemblage that runs hospices in India. She passed on in 1997.

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