Teresa’s canonisation portends more conversions: VHP

Teresa’s canonisation portends more conversions: VHP

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) 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.

“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 here.

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 should have considered the issue before deciding to send an official Indian delegation to the canonisation ceremony at the Vatican.

“The issue of Mother Teresa’s services vis-a-vis religious conversions is not new. We have been raising it for years. I think the Prime Minister should have thought over it before he decided to send an official delegation to the Vatican,” Jain said.

An official Indian delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to attend Mother Teresa’s canonisation ceremony at the Vatican on September 4.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address paid tributes to the late Catholic nun for her services to the poor of India, saying that Indians should be proud that Mother Teresa is being officially declared a saint.

The nun founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that runs hospices in India. She died in 1997.


  1. Cannonization of Blessed Mother Theresa to Sainthood is a very special event in the Secular life of Mother India. The World of goodwill has looked upon India as a rich nation in the history of Religion, Culture, Diversity, and also nobility because the people of India have proved themselves as peace loving and dedicated people in spite of all our short-comings ever since India was liberated by the British. The World has stood by with India in every step of the way by empathizing India’s growing problems of poverty, population density and so many other deficiencies that are one too many, yet the Nation deserved all the support so that we overcome our daily miseries slowly and steadily. The World at large has welcomed every Indian wherever they went for Education and Professional enrichment because they placed their highest trust and confidence in an Indian regardless of their faith, their color, their accents and much more.

    Saint Mother Theresa’s canonization is a Sacred event for India. Saint Mother Theresa does not have to create any miracles, but because she has touched and reached out millions of rich as well as poor in India for more than 80 years of her dedicated charitable life in India, her Sainthood will bring a new enlightenment in the minds of all Indians in their daily endeavor of life. India is a great country, and this greatness has to be enriched further by each of our noble thoughts and respects towards this Saint who happens to be an Albanian by birth but she spent all her life in India taking care of the people, rich and poor, and showing them the pathway of peace and harmony.

    Sending a delegation to Vatican for the canonization of Saint Mother Theresa is indeed a noble act on the part of secular India to whom we have the biggest respect and admiration for all that this noble nation stands for, and for all the secular values that we have possessed even before the arrival of Saint Mother Theresa to India. God bless our leaders of India for their noble feelings towards this greatest event that India has been bestowed by the canonization of Saint Mother Theresa. “Dhanyawadh”.

  2. According to Surendra Jain when the canonization of Mother Theresa takes place in distant Rome this could spark conversions to Christianity in India? Is he implying that the Hindu people are so week in their faith that when a nun gets canonised thousands of miles away, people locally would change their religion?

    If that’s the case then very simply his organization should start canonizing the local population, and all would revert ALL back to Hinduism, including Surendra Jain who is a Jain by faith and a convert himself to Jainism? What a great idea to get ALL the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh back to the same fold, this would solve the Kashmir problem and perhaps all these countries would now want to rejoin India?

    You need to check what this guy has been sniffing……urine sample please !!!!

  3. This Surendra Jain seems to have run out of daily medication. His gibberish doesn’t make any sense. His comments on ‘miracles’ are even more laughable as if miracles were true at some point in history!! What an ignoramus!!!!! LOL

  4. RampaNNA, did you reach Saudi and further the top-most bunk bed in a 10 x 10? And didn’t you do pretty well out there? Now, if that isn’t a ‘miracle’, WHAT on earth is?

    Besides, ain’t the RSS going in for trousers instead of those skirts? Ain’t that a MIRACLE?

    Enchina poora budpe maraya, namma Rampe. 🙂

  5. RampaNNA, did’t you reach Saudi and further occupy the top-most bunk bed in a 10 x 10? And didn’t you do pretty well out there? Now, if that isn’t a ‘miracle’, WHAT on earth is?

    Besides, ain’t the RSS jokers going in for trousers instead of those skirts? Ain’t that a MIRACLE?

    Enchina poora budpe maraya, namma Rampe. 🙂

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