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Pope Francis on Monday said he is considering to visit Sri Lanka as part of an Asian trip. “I think a trip to Asia can be done, especially because it’s a continent Benedict XVI did not get to, though he wanted to…maybe Sri Lanka, maybe the Philippines, I’m not sure,” Francis said, as quoted by Vatican watcher John Allen on the National Catholic Reporter.

Francis said this aboard Papal Air Craft on his way back to Vatican City, coming from World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  Comments - 29

  • Janaka Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:03 AM

    Welcome to Sri Lanka

    Paradise overseas Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:38 AM

    Please come and see how the pple are suffering and living in poverty

    nelson Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:08 AM

    What will our friendly muslim neighbor's think? Better to not invite him so that we can all avoid tension. I do Not want to be responsible for offending their sentiments.

    Shane Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:12 AM

    Better if we had Dalai Lama visiting.

    mahavali Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:19 AM


    Ranjith Silva Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:23 AM

    Good news and welcome.

    Ann Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:29 AM

    Pl. inviye Dalai Lama. We need him to remind the teaching of lord Buddah

    amila Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:51 AM

    Yes Holy Father please visit and bless our people.

    mc Tuesday, 30 July 2013 04:56 AM

    if not sure do not say things.

    Rohan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:54 AM

    I see thumbs down for good comments.. What kind of country is this with people with such sick mindset??

    ANTON Tuesday, 30 July 2013 02:45 AM


    azd Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:30 AM

    Sir lankan Muslims or any other Muslim can not oppose to this as Islam says to respect other religions as well

    DHA Tuesday, 30 July 2013 07:51 AM

    Please visit us Great Holy Father.....I was praying one day that this visit may take place.....

    jvp Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:17 AM

    you r very very welcome to Sri Lanka

    anne Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:19 AM

    His holyness is wellcome. But hope that this will not be another public fund waste attempt by the Regime.

    valaha Tuesday, 30 July 2013 05:53 AM

    good news

    Chipmunk Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:01 AM

    BBS is waiting.

    Trueman Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:03 AM

    Yur holiness, your prayers will do very good fo Srilanka and it's regime.

    jayantha silva Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:05 AM

    I think the last visit was just before the insurrection in 1971
    a very dark period in the history of the country .

    Observer Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:11 PM

    We need all the help we can get .......... Please bring your Holiness to this land!

    Waz Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:11 AM

    BBS, RBalaya may be waiting to welcome the Holy Father....?

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:10 AM

    Thanks, we have enough religious fanatic in this island. Better invite Prof. Richard Dawkins.

    Sue Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:15 AM

    You're wrong. Pope John Paul 23rd visited Sri Lanka in 1995. No insurgency followed his Holiness' visit. What are you trying to imply?

    Tintin Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:20 AM

    He's not even sure...our fellas had already begun fighting!

    ravisandu Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:36 AM

    Well very good, you can see the hell on earth!!

    kumara Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:41 AM

    this is real good news for sri lankans. i believe that pope will make our people happy. well come as always.

    Raj Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:26 AM

    your holiness, you r welcome. but don't get trapped in to agendas of bloody politicians in this country.

    CaseFollower Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:46 AM

    Once finalized, Get the permission from BBS.

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:28 AM

    ha, ha BBS get ready.

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