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Special Mass in Rome to remember Easter Sunday victims

Colombo Archbishop Malcolm, Cardinal Ranjith celebrates Holy Mass in Rome on July 7.
Colombo Archbishop Malcolm, Cardinal Ranjith celebrates Holy Mass in Rome on July 7.

Colombo Archbishop Malcolm, Cardinal Ranjith at a special Mass in Rome to commemorate the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings, said this is a golden opportunity for Sri Lanka to rise again and unite as a nation.

The Sunday Mass was organised by the community of Monsignor Neville Joe Perera in Rome on July 7.

“Let us make a new Sri Lanka that rises steady and strong from the ashes,” the Archbishop said. He encouraged the faithful to respect the tremendous diversity that exists in man and its social structure while safeguarding and protecting all religions.

“If any religious philosophy or ideology encourages killing, it ceases to be a religion any longer,” Cardinal Ranjith said, adding that life is so unique that God the Creator made sure that even identical twins are not the same. Bishop of the diocese of Santa Rufina in Rome, Gino Realy and other local and foreign priests and nuns joined the Holy Mass. The presence of the Maha Sangha was significant at the Mass. Ambassador Daya Pelpola, Mrs. Pelpola and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Rome also joined the occasion.

 


 

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