“Sri Lankans have as much to give as receive in Europe”, says the Cardinal at Padua, Italy.

 Ad Limina 2014


Pope Francis meets the Sri Lankan migrants in Italy

“I will come to see the pearl of the Indian ocean”- says Pope Francis


Cardinal Ranjith confirms Sri Lankan youth in Rome



Relic of St. Anthony to Infernetto

Feast of Mother Mary of Sri Lanka in Florance‏


President Rajapaksa calls on Pope Francis


On 3rd October 2014, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

During the cordial discussions, the Parties focused on the country’s current situation, with particular reference to signs of social and economic improvement, and conveyed their hope that solutions corresponding to the legitimate expectations of all citizens may be found.
In this context, the Parties expressed their hope that the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to Sri Lanka may be welcomed as a sign of closeness to the Sri Lankan population and may encourage those who work for the common good, reconciliation, justice and peace. President Rajapaksa was accompained by First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Chief Justice Hon. Mohan Peiris, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Deputy Foreign Affairs Hon. Neomal Perera, Secretary to Foreign Affairs Ministry Mrs Kshenuka Seneviratne and Opposition MP John Amaratunga.


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