Staff Reporter

KOCHI: A biography of Pope Benedict XVI will be released in Kochi to coincide with the first anniversary celebrations of his papacy.

Daniel Acharuparampil, chairman of Kerala Region Latin Catholic Council, will release the biography written by journalist Ignatius Gonsalves here on April 22 at the Ashir Bhavan. Pope Benedict XVI took office on 24 April, 2005.

Sebastian Edayanthrath, Auxiliary Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, will receive the first copy.of the biography.

Bishop Thomas Mar Kuriliose of the Syro-Malankara Diocese of Moovattupuzha will preside.over the function.

Sebastian Paul, MP; K.S. Radhakrishnan, Vice-Chancellor, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit;, and Alex Vadakkumthala, Secretary of the Health Commission of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India, will offer felicitations.