New Delhi – When visiting the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Delhi, Narendra Modi wished for “more happiness and harmony in society on this day.”
On Easter Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Delhi. A video of the visit showed the prime minister being welcomed by priests from the Church and participating in prayers with the faithful.
The prime minister can be seen posing for photos with the choir members and spiritual advisers in the 74-second clip.
Modi wished everyone a happy Easter and expressed his hope that the holiday will strengthen the spirit of harmony in society earlier in the day.
‘Merry Easter! May the harmony in our community grow stronger as a result of this unique occasion. May it motivate people to give back to society and aid the oppressed. On this day, we recall the pious thoughts of our Lord Jesus,” he wrote.
Fr. Francis Swaminathan of the church stated that Modi’s visit will show his support for the minorities. We are enthusiastic about PM Narendra Modi’s visit to our church today. I believe this is the first occasion a sitting prime minister has paid a church visit. Even just the Prime Minister’s arrival sends a strong statement. We are aware of his concern for all minorities, including Christians, said Fr. Francis Swaminathan to a news organisation.
According to Swaminathan, “We believe that we will always have his support and that he will unite people of all faiths and communities to advance the nation.”
On Sunday, the prime minister also travelled to the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu tiger reserves of Bandipur and Mudumalai, respectively. There, he met with Bellie and Bomman, two elephant keepers who were featured in an Oscar-winning documentary.