New Delhi : Pope Francis honors 15 persons including three Keralites for doing services in the various levels of the Catholic Church. The honour was presented by His Grace Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the Apostolic Nuncio in India, at Apostolic Nuniature, New Delhi, on 20 October 2016. Rev. Sr Gladis Vengathanam (Pala), Mr Stanley Kuruppasheri (Cochin), and Mr Babu Philip (Tiruvalla) are the people who received the honor from Kerala.
His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, (the President of CBCI), His Eminence Cardinal Oswald Gracias (Archbishop of Mumbai), His Excellency Most Rev. Anil Kutto (Archbishop of Delhi), His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Jacob Mar Barnabas (Bishop of Gurgaon), Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas (Secretary General- CBCI), Rev. Msgr Joseph Chinnayan (Deputy Secretary General) and Rev. Sr Prema (Superior General, Missionaries of Charity) were present.