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Divine Mercy Shrine of Holy Mary is a Marian Pilgrim centre dedicated to the Mother of Divine Mercy under the Diocese of Kothamangalam. Since March 1999 Heavenly Mother has appeared to an eight year old girl called Chippy, daughter of the couple John and Regi of Puthiyidam family at Thodupuzha and gave messages regarding the sanctification of life and the salvation of souls. On the basis of these apparitions and messages, she sanctified herself through intense prayer and sufferings of life. Without much delay, as instructed by the Holy Virgin, the house and property where Chippy lived as well as the chapel built in the property were handed over to the diocese of Kothamangalam. On August 14th, 2006, Mar George Punnakottil, then Bishop of Kothamangalam blessed the chapel and offered Holy Mass. The Chapel was named “Divine Mercy Shrine of Holy Mary”. At present, the Diocese is conducting studies and observations regarding the private revelation and apparitions of Holy Mother to Chippy.