Christian leaders thank Jaya for providing SC status for Christians and for providing financial assistance for Jerusalem tour

Representatives of Christian community from across the State called on Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat on Tuesday and thanked her for all the measures that have been implemented by her government for the welfare of the community.  They also conveyed birthday greetings to the Chief Minister in advance.
They expressed their gratitude to Jayalalithaa for her efforts to get SC status for Dalit Christians, for providing financial assistance to the Christians for undertaking pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other concessions being given to them.
Those who called on the Chief Minister include: representatives from Salvation Army- Lt Colonel Edwin Masih, Lt Colonel G Thomas, Lt Colonel Samuel Rathan and K Jesudoss, besides CSI Bishop of Tirunelveli Diocese, Dr JJ Christudoss, Bishop of CSI Diocese of Vellore Dr A Rajavelu, CSI Bishop of Madurai-Ramanathapuram Diocese, M Josheph and Bishop of Tiruchi-Thanjavur Diocese,Dr G Paul Vasantha Kumar. The team also had Tamil Nadu Bishops Council chairman Dr Peter Remigius, Arch Bishop of Chennai-Mylapore Diocese, Dr George Anthonysamy, Bishop of Chengleput and chairman of SC/ST Commission, Dr Neethinathan, Vellore Bishop Dr Soundararaj and representatives from TNPCRI.


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