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St. Joseph Vaz, Sri Lanka's first saint

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM

St Joseph Vaz is credited for reviving Catholicism in Sri Lanka at a time of great religious persecution under Dutch rule

ST. JOSEPH VAZ. Image from Wikipedia

Pope leads joyous million-strong mass in Sri Lanka

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:36 AM

UPDATED A million worshippers pack the Colombo seafront to greet Pope Francis as he canonizes Sri Lanka s first saint on Wednesday in the biggest public celebration the city has ever witnessed

Pope Francis (C, back) arrives to lead the Canonization Mass of Joseph Vaz at Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14 January 2015. Ettore Ferrari/EPA