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A Christmas carols service in Sri Lanka mistakenly printed out the lyrics to gangster rapper Tupac's hit song 'Hail Mary' on thousands of its service programmes.

The unfortunate mix-up took place at the Catholic 2016 Joy to the World Festival, which was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

Instead of reflecting on the traditional Catholic prayer's message of how 'blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus' - attendees were presented with lyrics reading:  'I ain't a killer but don't push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy, Next to gettin' p***y.'

Sri Lankan journalist Jithendra Antonio uploaded photographs of the carols program to his Twitter account, tagging Pope Francis and CNN.

The lyrics were printed on over 1,000 flyers for the event - which is heralded as one of the biggest carol services in the country, according to Pedestrian TV.

The event was billed by organisers as 'a fund-raiser for poverty alleviation projects jointly organised by the Archdiocese of Colombo and St. Joseph Vaz Trust.'

Sri Lankan journalist Jithendra Antonio uploaded photographs of the carols program to his Twitter account, tagging Pope Francis and CNN.

The lyrics were printed on over 1,000 flyers for the event - which is heralded as one of the biggest carol services in the country, according to Pedestrian TV.

The event was billed by organisers as 'a fund-raiser for poverty alleviation projects jointly organised by the Archdiocese of Colombo and St. Joseph Vaz Trust.'(Daily Mail)

 

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  • Chanz Tuesday, 27 December 2016 01:29 AM

    I think he has enough political duties than this. He should have focused on what the church does rather than what external parties do.

    roshan mohamed Monday, 26 December 2016 09:12 AM

    oh my god..who is the who are the idiots who organized this event..not even a single proof reader around what a Bunch if fools..disgrace via DM Android App

    Madiya Monday, 26 December 2016 09:15 AM

    The same thing is sung year in and year out, What is this big fuss. Just sing what you like.

    Cricy Monday, 26 December 2016 09:16 AM

    Wonder what will Cardinal Ranjit say of this?

    Nilame Monday, 26 December 2016 09:17 AM

    Oooooooop s !

    Shelly. Monday, 26 December 2016 09:22 AM

    No wonder. Worshippers who worship idels other than God get confused. via DM Android App

    d Monday, 26 December 2016 09:27 AM

    Ah Sri Lanka, Popular for all the wrong reasons.

    Cricy Monday, 26 December 2016 09:29 AM

    Wonder what will Cardinal Ranjit say of this?

    mm Monday, 26 December 2016 09:32 AM

    please investigate if this insult was purposely done or a disastrous mistake. via DM iOS App

    GOD Tuesday, 27 December 2016 10:41 AM

    Iyoo Salli

    Catholics Monday, 26 December 2016 09:53 AM

    Many new it but Kept silent because it was an insult to one of our presious prayers. It's ugly that Antonio decided to let spread this world wide.

    Dcn Monday, 26 December 2016 10:12 AM

    Very careless mistake by organisers to have allowed this to be passed before printing and one can only.come to a conclusion that these organisers were only interested in a "show" but not in the spirit of the event.

    ceylonese Monday, 26 December 2016 10:15 AM

    un beleivable negligence. via DM Android App

    Jigsaw Jakson Monday, 26 December 2016 10:24 AM

    Don't comment if you don't understand, the question.

    Jigsaw Jakson Monday, 26 December 2016 10:31 AM

    Now over to your eminence, this is some thing you should object to.I understand that the Vatican was in the loop via twitter live. minister of Christian affaires where are you ? those little blue pills wont save you now.

    rosebud Monday, 26 December 2016 11:10 AM

    A disgrace to the organisers. Didnt anyone check proof read the program before it was printed and distributed via DM Android App

    Sincere Monday, 26 December 2016 12:00 PM

    If it is not something to address God directly, then, it is not a PRAYER. Prayer must be directed only to a person of Divinity. That is the Christian belief. Prayers is the communication with God only!

    Anju Monday, 26 December 2016 12:17 PM

    This is what happens when you follow so called man written religion

    Colombo Citizen Monday, 26 December 2016 02:08 PM

    The archbishop was too busy finding petty faults with a Christmas Tree that he forgot to get his house in order... Praise the Lord!

    Perera Monday, 26 December 2016 02:58 PM

    The Archbishop was too busy finding fault with what others were doing, that he didn't realize that his efforts was also faulty

    sanju Monday, 26 December 2016 07:52 PM

    Oh dear. The catholic church appears to have wreaked the worst havoc on itself. It really cannot put blame on anyone but itself. What a huge mistake.

    george Monday, 26 December 2016 08:08 PM

    lol.. via DM Android App

    Pincha Monday, 26 December 2016 09:16 PM

    Yes, it is a grave mistake and someone who is responsible must take the blame. Read the whole news story above and you find the last three paragraphs repeated, a printing mistake by DM.


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