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Sri Lankan Catholics foresee organized Buddhist opposition to papal visit

Catholic World News - July 16, 2014

A Catholic organization in Sri Lanka has charged that Buddhist leaders are planning to rally public opposition to the visit by Pope Francis to that country next January.

The lay group called Kithu Handa (Voice of Catholics) charged that the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress has organized plans to lobby for anti-Catholic legislation, and to encourage Catholics to distance themselves from the local Church hierarchy.

Buddhist leaders in Sri Lanka have stated that the Pope should apologize for offenses committed against their faith by the Europeans who colonized the island nation.

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