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Thursday, 02 October 2014 - 7:50
President to visit Vatican today to officially invite the Pope to visit Sri Lanka
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit the Vatican today to officially invite His Holiness Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Chief Opposition Whip MP John Amarathunga stated that he too will participate in the tour.

The Pope is scheduled to arrive in Colombo on January 13th next year.

During his maiden visit to Sri Lanka the Pope will meet the President and also will attend a cordial gathering with the clerics of other religions.

He will also visit the Madhu Church in Mannar.
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