Udupi: The Department of Posts will bring out a ‘Special Cover’ and ‘My Stamp’ to mark the dedication and proclamation of St Lawrence Minor Basilica of Attur Karkala on 18th January, 2018. M K Krishnayya, a retired bank officer. Philatelist, Curator & Guide, of Corporation Heritage Museum Udupi took the initiative to bring out the ‘Special Cover’ and ‘My Stamp’.
Pope Francis, the 26th Pope of the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world, had elevated the shrine of St Lawrence at Attur – Karkala to the status of a Minor Basilica on April 26, 2016. St Lawrence Shrine is the 22nd basilica in India and the second in Karnataka, with St Mary’s Basilica in Bengaluru being the first.
The dedication and proclamation ceremony of St Lawrence Shrine at Attur Karkala Udupi district as a minor basilica was held on Monday, August 1.
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