Udupi, Jan 11, 2018: The Department of Posts will be releasing a special postal envelope and a postal stamp at a function to be held on January 18 at 12 noon to commemorate the elevation of the famous St. Lawrence Shrine at Attur as a Minor Basilica.
The special envelope and the postal stamp will feature the picture of the St Lawrence Basilica and the miracle statue of the patron saint. The personalised My Stamps will be of face value of Rs 5.
The shrine was elevated into a Minor Basilica on April 26, 2016 by Pope Francis. The official proclamation in this regard was made on August 1 the same year.
The special postal envelope and stamp will be released at a function to be held in the presence of Udupi Bishop Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo and other dignitaries.