One of the oldest churches, founded in 928 AD, it was recently renovated (1989) and attracts worshippers beyond the religious barriers. It is perhaps for the first time in the history of the world that a religious Sanctum has combined and practiced the culture, spiritual and ethical values of different religions- especially Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.
Unique Position in the History of Worship places in the World, 1081 years of oldness and tradition. A Secular Monument ? no other worship place in any country in the World.
Three Holy Relics related to the Death of Jesus Christ have been placed in the Church ? no other Church in India.
Worshippers light huge candles ? no place anywhere in the World. Holy Cross Church Mapranam is the only Sanctum (Worship place) having great many recognitions/ acknowledgements received from the Central Government, State Government, Church Government and leading, famous and prestigious firms like Guinness & Limca.