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Shillong, Apr. 27. Shillong - 27.04.14: Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, released two books on Pope John Paul II to mark the occasion of the canonization of the former Pontiff.
The Legacy of St. John Paul II is a collection of 11 commemorative essays on the life and works of the pope written by the students of the College and edited by Dr. Barnes Mawrie, president of the College. The other book U Pope John Paul II Bakhuid, is a booklet in Khasi written by Br. Leeborki Dhar.

In a simple but meaningful function held on 27th April in the College campus, the books were released by the Chief Guest, Shri. A. L. Hek, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Government of Meghalaya.

The speakers at the function highlighted the great contributions that John Paul II made to the Church and to the world during his 26 years of papacy. They also lauded the humble efforts made by the college to perpetuate the memory of this great pope.

The Chief Guest while giving his message recounted the personal experience he had during the historic visit of John Paul II to Shillong in 1986. He expressed happiness at being given the honour to release the two books on the life and works  of this great pontiff.

The function started at 5.00 pm and concluded with a short and beautiful AV programme on the late pope.


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