Our Lady of Dolours Basilica known as Puthenpalli is located in Thrissur city at the High Road. The basilica which is regarded as the tallest church in India and in Asia is the worship place of the Syro-Malabar Catholics. The foundation of the present church was laid in the year 1929 and was consecrated in 1940 by His Ex. Bishop Mar Francis Vazhappilly. On 25th April 1992, His Holiness, Pope John Paul II issued a decree, elevating the church of Our Lady of Dolours to the status of a "Minor Basilica". 20th May 1992 His Eminence Cardinal Antony Padiyara consecrated the Church as a Basilica. There after the Church has come to be called" Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours".