Kochi, July 13 (TruthDive): Narendra Modi is the servant of Jesus Christ, says Catholic Church official organ Sunday Shalom.
The weekly Sunday newspaper published in English, Malayalam and Tamil is also published in USA. Catholic Bishop Council of India (CBCI) head Cardinal Celemis is the patron of the newspaper.
The revelation comes in the editorial written by Chief Editor, a priest himself as he quotes liberally from the Bible to drive home the point that Narendra Modi is the servant of Jesus. Also it winds up the political analysis for Congress debacle and exhorts faithful to pray for Narendra Modi.
The church, a dominant force in Kerala was with Congress and the massive victory of BJP in Lok Sabha has now made it realize that Congress is not going to be in the reckoning for quite sometime.
A few days ago, Alphonse Kannathanam a retired IAS officer who was a MLA with support of CPM and joined BJP had said that the church was ready to support BJP in the panchayat elections. Alphonse was denied a ticket as BJP leaders were against fielding him.
The church has roped in some Bishops who are said to be close to Narendra Modi for a dialogue. When Narendra Modi visited Kochi to attend a rally of dalits, he was met by Church leaders but Congress pressure made the bigwigs to stay away.
The editorial says that faithful might have prayed that Narendra Modi should not win but as he won it shows that Lord has chosen him as the one to serve. As per scriptures anybody serving the people is the one chosen by Lord.
The church has advised Congress to use the time it is out of power to do a cleansing of party. It said being in power for a long time has made governance rusty. It said that the regional parties started dictating terms as Congress did not have a majority.
It added that the poll debacle was good for Congress and its allies. Meanwhile, Latin Catholics sabha has said a reshuffle was good for ministry.