Pope’s Delegate Cardinal Filoni Arrives in India

  08 February,2013

Vailankanni: Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni arrived in Vailankanni, February 9, as the Papal Legate to solemnize the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the CCBI and the Golden Jubilee of the declaration of the Marian Shrine as a Minor Basilica (1962). He is expected to dedicate the newly constructed Morning Star Church and preside  over the concelebrated Mass in the new church  in the presence of the Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops and Faithful on Sunday 10 February.
On Sunday morning Cardinal Filoni will address the CCBI Assembly as  the special guest of honour and keynote speaker. Then he will continue to visit the Extension Basilica churches and institutions of the Shrine.  On  Feb 11, he will leave for Chennai where he will visit  the  St. Thomas Basilica church and St. Thomas tomb.