12/22/2011, 00.00
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Sri Lanka, a Christmas concert to discover Jesus

by Melani Manel Perera
The event was attended by the youth choir "Conbrio", of 30 boys, with 80 elementary school children, all of the Archdiocese of Colombo. Complimenting the singers, the vicar general of Columbus recalled: "The youth are our future. We must protect them from abuse and neglect. "
Kandana (AsiaNews) - "With our songs, we want to thank the Lord for the talent that has given us, and let people discover the baby Jesus hidden in each one of us”, says Madushan Perera, founder and director of the youth choir "Conbrio", which presented the Christmas concert held in the sanctuary of St. Sebastian (Archdiocese of Colombo). Many Catholic religious and faithful from various parishes, attended the event. During the concert, titled "Spirit of Christmas", the 30 choristers sang the "Conbrio" along with 80 children from the De Mazanod College primary school and the Convent of St. Sebastiano. For the choir it was their first major public event.

"Christmas - Madushan told AsiaNews - symbolizes love, sharing and joy. We are the children of God and we wanted to sing 'Hallelujah' to the Lord for the talents with which we are blessed. "

In his homily Fr Patrick Perera, vicar general of the northern region of Colombo, said: "God came down from heaven among the poor and became man to bring salvation to all. Christmas is the feast of love, light, peace and the poor. I offer my best wishes to these young people. "Then he added: "Unfortunately, children are victims of abuse, abortions and abandonment. But they are the future of the world and we adults have the responsibility to protect them. "

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