Church to award historian for work on Xi`anity

Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours here, famed as the "tallest" church in Asia, has instituted an All India award for outstanding contribution in the field of the history of Christianity in India.

Updated: Mar 28, 2012, 12:13 PM IST

Thrissur (Kerala): Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of
Dolours here, famed as the "tallest" church in Asia, has
instituted an All India award for outstanding contribution
in the field of the history of Christianity in India.

The award, comprising Rs 25,000 and citation, will be
presented at the commemorative function on the 70th death
anniversary of Bishop Francis Vazhappilly in May this year,
a church release said here.

Bishop Vazhappilly was the first Bishop of Thrissur Diocese
and also the founder of the Basilica, which is famous for its
Gothic style architecture.

The award winning work would be selected by an experts`
panel to be constituted.

PTI