President+invites+the+Pope
Friday, 02 August 2013 - 19:06
President invites the Pope
2,423

Views

 

President Mahinda Rajapakse has written to his holiness Pope Francis extending an invitation to visit Sri Lanka.

 

President in his letter said a visit by the Pope to Sri Lanka would be a momentous occasion to all Sri Lankans.

 

The invitation comes days after Pope Francis, at a press conference indicated that he may consider a visit to Sri Lanka as part of an Asian tour.

 

Sri Lanka and the Holy See established formal diplomatic relations in 1976.

 

Pope Paul VI visited Sri Lanka in 1970, and Pope John Paul II visited the island in 1995 to preside over the religious rites in the Beatification of Sri Lankan missionary Fr. Joseph Vaz.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,212 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
62,890 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
23,361 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
49,307 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
663 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
112,247 Views
Top