He also used the occasion to highlight the contributions of Christians to various fields in India.
“India is a vibrant and inclusive democracy, where the Christian community has played a pivotal role in areas like politics, films, business & armed forces. Under Modi Ji’s leadership India is marching ahead on the path of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’,” Nadda said in a tweet.
“The meeting between Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy and the supreme head of the world’s largest Christian denomination is an occasion fit for the history books. It is a great step forward towards peace, harmony and inter-faith dialogue,” he added.
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— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) 1635589451000
Though Christians account for less than 2.5 per cent of India’s population, they are in significant numbers in some states, including poll-bound Goa, Kerala and the northeast.
Modi on Saturday said he had a “very warm meeting” with Pope Francis and discussed a wide range of issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenge posed by climate change, with the head of the Roman Catholic church and also invited the Pontiff to visit India at an early date.