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Cardinal pacifies agitated protesters

Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith rushed to Katuwapitiya yesterday morning to pacify and disperse people protesting against the damage caused to the glass panels of the St. Sebastian’s statue.

The statue on the by road from Mirigama to the Katuwapitiya St. Sebastian’s Church had been damaged by stones flung at it recently.

Addressing parishioners at the church premises, the cardinal requested them to act in an exemplary manner as Christians without trying to take the law into their own hands.

The Cardinal said he rushed to the Katuwapitiya Church the moment he heard about the protest because he was sensitive to all the needs and problems of his flock. He said in such moments they should try to act with patience as true Roman Catholics.

He said he also accepted their right to know the truth about the devastation caused to them by the bombs explosions. He said they should act in an intelligent manner during such catastrophic situations.

He said he would request all leaders of political parties to launch a comprehensive investigation to find out the real culprits behind the Easter Sunday bombs explosion as a priority over election campaigns.

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