The 420-year-old Bandel Church here observed the 27th ‘World Day of the Sick’ Monday with special prayers, the church said in a release. Apart from prayers for healing, it also anointed 50 sick people.

A commemorative 4×6 mural, created by Church Art of Kolkata – depicting the story of Good Samaritan, a parable of Jesus Christ – was unveiled by Papal delegate Cardinal Patrick DRozario of Dhaka. The Bandel Church was chosen for the conclusion of World Day of the Sick as people of all faiths visit this Shrine to seek favours.

February 11 marks the date of the miraculous apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes in France.