Sri Lanka's president meets with Pontiff
Catholic World News - June 08, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI met on June 8 with Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Their conversation was focused on efforts to promote reconciliation in the nation after its long civil war. A brief Vatican statement released after the meeting said: “The hope was expressed that a global joint solution may soon be found corresponding to the legitimate expectations of all the parties involved.”
The Pope and Rajapaksa also discussed the contributions of the Catholic Church to the welfare of the people of Sri Lanka, especially in the fields of health care, education, and social welfare.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($3,183 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!