“What India gives us about Christianity in its midst is indeed nothing but pure fables.” — Rev. Dr. Alphonse Mingana
The St. Thomas in India story told in these videos has no historical veracity whatsoever and is not supported either by Church historians or the Vatican — Pope Benedict XVI has categorically stated that St. Thomas did not come to South India. The ancient churches portrayed in the videos are built on the foundations of Hindu temples destroyed by Syrian Christian immigrants in Kerala — called Nestorians — starting in the 8th-9th century. San Thome Cathedral, the alleged burial place of Thomas, was the first St. Thomas church to exist in Mylapore — there was none before it, the Mylapore bishops’ claims notwithstanding. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century after they had destroyed the Kapaleeswara Shiva Temple on the sea beach and created a fake St. Thomas tomb seeded with bones brought from Goa. — IS
St. Thomas in the Bible
St. Thomas legend as it is told today
Legendary churches St. Thomas established in Kerala
Ancient Christians from Syria in India
How Christianity was invented
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