Beginning July 3, a Malayalam edition of the semi-official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano will be available in India.
According to a report circulated by the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), Pope Benedict XVI, in a message, has described the appearance of the Malayalam edition of the paper as “a highly significant event in the life of the Church in India”.
It is expected to keep millions of Catholics in Kerala fully informed about the ministry of the Pope and the work of the Holy See.
The Malayalam edition is the Vatican newspaper's first in any non-European language.
L’Osservatore Romano is published daily in the Italian language. What will appear in Malayalam is a translation of its weekly English language edition, which is also available online. (The Pope's message can also be seen there.)
For more details, please see IANS report.