Our Lady of Madhu - updates

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Pope takes message of peace to Sri Lanka's warzone

Jan 15, 2015 - 7:49 AM

Despite their differing faiths M K Rajini believes the Catholic leader could help heal the wounds of the long ethnic conflict that ended a little over 5 years ago

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

Church in Sri Lanka warzone prepares for papal visit

Jan 12, 2015 - 1:33 PM

A small church nestled in a Sri Lankan wildlife reserve was on the frontline of the island s decades long civil war but is now preparing for the first ever papal visit seen as a beacon of harmony

In a picture taken on January 11, 2015, Sri Lankan priest Emilianuspillai Santhiapillai (background R) leads Sunday Mass at The Our Lady of Madhu church in Madhu. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP