Kurien to head Indian delegation to Vatican

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien will lead the Indian delegation to the inaugural pontifical mass of Pope Francis I in Vatican City on Tuesday, official sources said Sunday.

According to the sources, besides Kurien, the four-member delegation includes his wife Susan, his secretary P.J. Antony and Kerala Congress Lok Sabha MP Jose K. Mani.

The inaugural pontifical mass of the new Pope will be held on March 19 morning at St. Peter's Basilica.

The delegation will leave for Rome on Monday.