Hindu Swami attacks Mother Teresa. Sajan K George: His holiness speaks alone
Hindu guru Paripoornananda accuses Calcutta's santa from bidding 50,000 women. Christian Leaders: "Let us pray for the love of Jesus to touch the swami
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - Still Hindu radical attacks against Mother Teresa. This is a complaint to AsiaNews Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (Gcic). The Christian leaders condemn yet another verbal aggression against the "Mother of the Poor" pronounced by the swami Paripoornananda in a Telugu television channel. In his speech the Hindu guru accused the founder of the Missionaries of Charity of having trafficked 50 thousand women. Sajan K George states: "Mother Teresa does not need any defense. His holiness speaks alone. "
The leader of the GCIC reported that the swami "with an altered attitude has wondered why Mother Teresa has chosen India and other poor countries do not. Then he added that the Calcutta saint trafficked women illegally in various states. "
Sajan K George recalls that the contribution of the "Mother of the poorest of the poor" is recognized not only by the Catholic Church, but also by the Indian government. The United Nations paid homage in his memory by establishing the International Day of charity [which is celebrated on September 5, the date of death - editor's note ]. Mother's charitable work was rewarded in 1962 with the Magsaysay Award [known as the "Nobel laureate", ndr]; in 1971 Pope Paul VI awarded him the Pope John XXIII Prize; the same year he also won the John F. Kennedy International Award ". Mother Teresa also received the highest honors from India: in 1962 she was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civil honor of the Republic of India; in 1980 the Bharat Ratna, the first Indian civil honor, conferred the highest recognition for services rendered to the nation.
Mother Teresa, she continues, "belonged to all. Her compassion and kindness touched the soul of the poor and rich all over the world. It is unfortunate that guru Paripoornananda has pronounced such defamatory and false phrases. " Also because, underlined, the Missionaries of Charity have for some time blocked international adoptions. "But Mother's critics prefer ignoring the truth."
According to the Christian leader, "the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society felt touched by God through Mother Teresa, who gave each person dignity, value and importance. It made them feel loved and that is why people of all faith welcomed her. No doubt he left his mark in the hearts of men. " For this reason, he concludes, "we can only pray for the swami, so that Jesus' love also touches him through the intercession of Mother Teresa."