First Sri Lankan Saint Is Symbol of Harmony

Canonizing Sri Lanka’s first saint, who ministered to Catholics under persecution three centuries earlier, Pope Francis proclaimed what he called the “fundamental human right” of religious freedom.

Pope Francis Visits Sri Lanka

Pope Visits Sri Lanka, On Way to Philippines

By Francis X. Rocca COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNS) – Arriving in Sri Lanka, a country recovering from two-and-a-half decades of ethnic and religious civil war, Pope Francis said reconciliation would require its people to explore their painful recent history and accept persistent differences within their multicultural society. “The process of healing also needs to include the […]