Friday, October 10, 2008

Union Minister to lead team to Vatican for canonisation of the Alphonsa

Indian government is sending a official delegation for canonisation of the sister Alphonsa. The official delegation will be led by Union Minister Oscar Fernandes. The Kerala government will be officially represented by Mons Joseph, Minister for Public Works. In addition, Kerala Congress leaders K.M. Mani, MLA, P.C. Thomas, MP, P.C. George, MLA, and Congress leader K,V, Thomas also form part of the official delegation which is expected to move to Vatican on Friday.

In addition to the above, the cash strapped kerala govt. has taken up Rs.3-crore developmental for the roads leading to Bharananganam the birth place of sister Alphonsa.

The ministers will be accompanied by Church delegation led by Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church.


Following question needs to be asked:-

1. Why union government has to send a Official delegation for a Vatican religious fucntion?

2. This is the same Kerala CPM government which had started a state-wide hunt for godmen(read hindu). The main reason for In the case of Sister Alphonsa, is because cleft foot of Jinil Shaji was healed following the prayers at the tomb of the Sister Alphons. Do the atheist CPM endrose this claim?

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