Monday, 2nd March 2015

Local

Kachchatheevu St. Anthony’s Shrine celebrated the annual feast of the patron-saint of seafarers yesterday with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy. Devotees from the North and Rameshawaran attended the feast venerated by Catholics and devotees of other religions. Festive High Mass was offered by Bishop of Jaffna Diocese Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Savundranayagam with the participation of clergy from both countries. According to reports over 3,000 devotees from South India had come in boats to take part in the fe
Kachchatheevu St. Anthony’s Shrine celebrated the annual feast of the patron-saint of seafarers yesterday with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy. Devotees from the North and Rameshawaran attended the feast venerated by Catholics and devotees of other religions. Festive High Mass was offered by Bishop of Jaffna Diocese Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Savundranayagam with the participation of clergy from both countries. According to reports over 3,000 devotees from South India had come in boats to take part in the festival. A large number of boats ferried the pilgrims. Indians participating in the...
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