Ishwar Sharan’s Correspondence With The Vatican

For reference

Ishwar Sharan's letter to the Vatican Archives dt 26 August 1996

Vatican Archives reply to Ishwar Sharan dt 11 Sept 1996


NB: On 13 November 1952 the Vatican sent a letter to the Christians of Kerala stating that the alleged landing of St. Thomas at Muziris (Cranganore / Kodungallur) was unverified. The Vatican chose not to confirm the sending of this letter to Ishwar Sharan in 1996 on the disingenuous grounds that he had not supplied them with enough information to locate it in their archives. In fact they could have given him a positive reply if they had wished to. Pope Benedict XVI has since stated in public that St. Thomas did not evangelise South India.