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While some media reports said Pope Francis is expected to visit Sri Lanka on January 13 next year on an invitation from the local church and the Sri Lankan Government, the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka said the dates were not fixed though the pope was expected in Sri Lanka in January 2015.

Rev. Fr. Benedict Joseph, who is the official spokesman for the church in Sri Lanka confirmed the Pope's visit in January though the dates had not been fixed yet.

Fr. Joseph rejected reports carried by some news websites that the Pope would also visit Madhu Church and the internally displaced people in Mannar during his visit.

He said the schedule of his visit was also not finalised.

Meanwhile all Sri Lankan Bishops will visit the Vatican shortly in keeping with the tradition of meeting the pontiff every four years. (Yohan Perera)
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  • walker Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:03 AM

    he better not.hes too old to travel via DM Android App

    C P SILVA Wednesday, 30 April 2014 02:33 AM

    welcome to Miracle of Asia.......

    disciple Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:19 AM

    Very good news. We need the blessings of religious heads to seek Devine intervention to Sri Lanka's evils. God bless. via DM iPad app

    Duminda Wednesday, 30 April 2014 03:07 AM

    Please come soon so that the rapes, violence, terrorism and kidnappings will stop. People are suffering without basic human needs and poverty is high. Please pray for SL.

    suman Thursday, 01 May 2014 05:52 AM

    dalai lama? NO WAY , SL govt will never send him an invitation if they did so, expect china taking all their monies back by putting AND Company looking for another " partner " via DM Android App

    FD Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:35 AM

    We are waiting to see our Holy Father, Thanks to our Buddhist Friends for welcoming him. Even in 1995 they did the same thing. God Bless Sri Lanka

    Joe Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:36 AM

    Holy Father Please come soon !!!! bless this island

    kirula Thursday, 01 May 2014 01:37 AM

    Will buddhist country Sri Lanka Allow him, will BBS allow him? will he make first ?

    kotik Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:27 AM

    Holy Father you are most welcome to our blessed land via DM Android App

    gladwin Thursday, 01 May 2014 03:41 AM

    Holy father it's great you are coming to sri lanka and we look forward for you blessing

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:24 AM

    Welcome... to SriLanka. Come and bless our country and remove the citizens fears and tears.

    mack Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:08 PM

    can dalai lama visit this so called Buddhist country?? Chinese master will approve via DM Android App

    yuri Wednesday, 30 April 2014 02:24 AM

    was He waiting for Sri Lankan Airline to become One World member to qualify Gold Card !


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