Special Cover Released on 25 Years of Papal Visit to Thrissur

\"\"By Sreejesh Krishnan

Chief Post Master General, Kerala Postal Circle Smt Sobha Koshi released a Special cover on 01-05-2011 for India Post, Kerala Postal Circle on the occasion of 25 Year of Papal visit to Thrissur and Blessing of the Papal Rostrum at Thrissur and first copy present to Arch Bishop of Thrissur Androse  Thazathu.

Cover design depicts the portrait of Pope John Paul II with Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours Shrine built in 1940 in the Indo-gothic style and cancellation design depicts Papal Rostrum n the Bible Tower square at Thrissur.The Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, Thrissur, Kerala is a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Center.  Its 260 foot tall Bible Tower is believed to be the highest Church Tower in India.  The Papal Rostrum in the Bible Tower square is a memorial marks the Silver Jubilee of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Trissur on 7th Febrauary 1986.

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