Interesting conclusion. Would personally take that the other way around. The church is firmly anchored in first place and intends to keep it that way/ build on that. There are a few gameplay hints at Sikh/Hindu Minorities. Akalis are recruited exclusively from the Sikh population and show that by sporting Religious on their Profiles. A lot of PanO troops have a motto written in Latin which could be interpreted as influence of the church. Some others don't and instead sport one in their native language, which might indicate troops that are either unaffliated with religion as a whole or closer connected to their local religion than the catholic church.