How churches bribe for media coverage

published on May 20, 2013

Holy Disorders

Journalists who went to meet Faridabad Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara on his invite were in for a surprise. After an ‘informal’ meeting, a lunch was served and before they left the venue, all of them were handed a plain white envelope. Curious, the journalists opened to find ‘thank you’ note, bearing the signature of the Archbishop, and a crisp Rs 1,000 note. Angered, the journalists confronted the priest who was distributing it and told him it was humiliating. All of them returned the envelopes. The Archbishop later clarified that the gesture had been misunderstood. The idea, he claimed, was to compensate the reporters, many of whom had not come in their official vehicle, for their conveyance.


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