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Melani Manel Perera
Card. Ranjith: Year of the Faith, the responsibilities of Catholics in Sri Lanka
Strengthening the priesthood, develoing a Christian conscience in children; care for the needs of other communities: these are some of the challenges presented by the Archbishop of Colombo in the opening Mass of the Year proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI. Priests, nuns, religious and laity must "strengthen their faith." The "fullness of the mystery of God" which "invites us to a new life."
02/12/2011 SRI LANKA
Card Ranjith: read, study, pray, live, celebrate and share the Word of God
The archbishop of Colombo presents the Year of the Word of God (27 November-10 October 2012), which “is the very foundation of committed Christian living.”
29/11/2010 SRI LANKA
Pray for my new mission, Card Ranjith tells Sri Lanka faithful
As soon as he landed home, the prelate went to Our Lady of Lanka Basilica. After a brief prayer to remember the work of Card Cooray, he blessed the 3,000 or so faithful present.
09/02/2011 SRI LANKA
Caritas Sri Lanka aids flood victims
At least 17 districts affected by the rains, more than one million people displaced, 11 dead. Caritas was the first to intervene, and continues to provide aid and relief to those affected. Meanwhile, the government is also promoting an aid package.
20/04/2016 16:06:00 SRI LANKA
For Card Ranjith, despite evil’s temptations, God continues to generate vocations
In his message to Sri Lanka’s Catholics on World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the archbishop of Colombo called for prayers and support for education so as to “encourage many more to follow” those already consecrated. For the Rector of the National Seminary, the vocation to the religious life “is a seed planted by God that germinates and grows in a human heart when there is a genuine and positive response on the part of the recipient.”
08/08/2013 SRI LANKA
Catholic Church: army violence in Weliweriya unacceptable and unjustifiable
At victim’s funeral Card. Malcolm Ranjith, President of the Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka, condemns the attack on behalf of all the bishops of the country. An armed raid on a church, he said, "is a sacrilege for anyone, the sanctity of the holy places must be safeguarded and those who enter in search of protection respected." The cardinal urges the government to "punish the guilty, regardless of their rank or social status."
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