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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 8:18
Visit of His Holiness POPE Francis to Sri lanka begins today
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His Holiness Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport at 8. 45 a.m. today.

A special function to welcome His Holiness will be held on this occasion under the patronage of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjit and President Maitripala Sirisena.

The Sri Lankan Council of Catholic Bishops will meet the Pope at the Archbishop's house in Colombo at 1.15 p.m. on the same day.

New President Maithreepala Sirisena will conduct a special meeting with the Pontiff at 5.00 p.m.at the President's House.

Pope Francis will then speak at an Inter-religious Meeting at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo at 6.15 p.m.

The Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Gall Face Green in Colombo on Wednesday.

The Pope will be taken to Madhu Church by helicopter at 2:00 p.m. and the Pope will hold a mass and deliver a speech at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary at Madhu at 3:30 p.m.
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