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Pope Francis visits Sri Lanka

Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka from 13th to 15th January 2015. During his visit, he will preside over the Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz at an open air Concelebrated Holy Mass. Among his other engagements will be a meeting with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka, a courtesy call on the President of the country and participation in an interreligious gathering of dignitaries of other faiths. Among those invited for the open air Holy Mass at the Galle Face Green are a group of differently able persons from various parts of the country, and Caritas is coordinating this initiative as part of its work among vulnerable people and marginalized communities.

Pope Francis will also visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu in the Northern District of Mannar before he leaves for the Philippines on the next lap of this Asian tour.

Caritas Sri Lanka joins all our countrymen in extending a warm welcome to Holy Father Pope Francis on this historic journey to our island nation!