The meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Pope Francis has left the catholic of India extremely elated. Both the ministers met in Vatican city and discussed innumerable topics such as the climate change issue.
Regarding the talk, the Prime Minister said that he had a warm meeting with Pope Francis. He further added that he was able to discuss a wide range of issues with him and also invited him to India. The Foreign Ministry says, that Pope Francis has accepted his invitation with pleasure to visit India at an early date.
Catholics in India feel overjoyed
The meeting of the two leaders has spread a joyous moment among the Bishop councils around the nation. Consequently, the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council said in a statement, “Papal visit will smoothen the path of dialogue between Christianity and other religious groups of this Nation. The Papal visit will also promote fraternity and co-operation among the polyphonic society of India”.
Papal visit will smoothen the path of dialogue between Christianity and other religious groups of this Nation. The Papal visit will also promote fraternity and co-operation among the polyphonic society of India: Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council said in a statement
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2021
The Catholic church of Kerela is waiting eagerly for the blessed moments of the visit of Pope Francis. Further, accompanied by the Bishop of Rome, and the head of the Catholic Church. The president of the Catholic Bishop council of Kerala appreciates PM Modi for his historical invitation.
Further, John Barwa, Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar & head of churches in Odisha congratulated PM for his thoughtfulness towards Indian Christians. He said, “Indian Christians are very glad that our PM has met our Pope. Surely, the relationship will grow. We were looking forwards to this meeting for many years. We are happy & feel proud about it”.
In addition to it, Father S Shankar the Spokesperson of Delhi Catholic Archdiocese called the PM Modi-Pope Francis meeting, great news for every Indian. He said, “It is great news not just for Christians but for every Indian. We wanted the Pope to visit India. We hope that Pope’s visit will come as an opportunity to further the inter-faith harmony”.