On 8 May, 2010, Salvatore Pennacchio was appointed apostolic Nuncio to India. Technically speaking he is supposed to represent the Pope and is his ambassador in India. During his term I have sent hundreds of mails to him regarding the corruption in the Archdiocese of Mumbai and the way things were being run but surprisingly not a single e mail was replied by this ambassador who also claims to be a representative of Jesus.Would Jesus behave in this way?
Since I did not receive any reply I also phoned up his office a number of times to inquire regarding the e mails but the phone calls would never go beyond the lady with a South Indian accent who refused to give her name and would pretend she was transferring the call but would only make me to hear music. However once when I insisted after phoning a number of times on that day and telling he lady that she is making me to listen to music only, the phone did go to some foreigner who told me that he would call the police . I told the foreigner then that perhaps he was a diplomat and that if he could call the police I too would make sure that he stopped all public religious activities.
In my opinion the Pro Nuncio is a man who hates the laity and wants to be fed only with news which is pleasing to his ears. I do not know how the Pope keeps these type of people to represent him and in fact spoils the name of the Pope. Has the Pro Nuncio visited the poorest of the poor even once? Besides being photographed with the high and the mighty is there any thing else to show?
Now it is reported that he has given the Benemeriti medal to his driver, his personal doctor got knighthood along with a Sunday mass organist, further his secretariat staff has been given the Pro Ecclesia et Pontiface and host of others have also been given medals. What a farce? What was the criteria for the medals? Weren’t there other persons who served the Church and that too free without taking any benefits who were more deserving and to top it all we the laity pay for the booze!!!!! Cheers the show must go on with our money.