KOLLAM: Kollam Bishop Stanley Roman on Wednesday conferred the Benemerenti Medal on J. John Bosco and K. Napolean at a function held at the Christu Jyothi Animation Centre at Kottiyam near here. The medal, instituted by Pope Gregory XV1 in 1832, is conferred on those who have rendered long and exceptional service to the Catholic Church. Mr. Bosco is a registered tax practitioner and Mr. Napolean is the retired Principal of Fatima Mata National College, Kollam. — Staff Reporter