Kollam: "Earth is mother. We should protect our mother" said His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos while declaring St John De Britto, the ‘Green Parish’ on 11 December 2016 at Shakthikulangara, Kollam. His Beatitude reminded “We have to preserve the resources of the nature for the future generations also." During the function His Beatitude released the book "The Eleventh Commandment" authored by Rev. Fr Romance Antony (Vicar of St John De Britto), by giving first copy to Minister Smt. J. Mercykuttiyamma (Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry).
Shri. N.K Premachandran MP, Shri. N Vijayan Pilla MLA, Shri. Shibu Babyjohn, Rev. Fr Terry Thankachan, Shri. Anil Xavier (Vice Chancellor of Kerala Veterinary University), Rev. Sr Rexia Mary (Mother General) and other distinguished guests spoke at the function.