The Catholic Church of Sri Lanka is calling on the nation to develop a healthy political culture with justice and peace, saying the question of poverty can be alleviated only by creating fair economic structures.
In a Christmas message, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka: Bishop Winston Fernando of Badulla says, true development of human beings can happen only in a society where there is mutual respect, justice and peace.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka notes, the year 2019 was marked by a dark incident in this Indian Ocean island nation.
The nation and the world were rudely awakened on Easter Sunday by the shocking news of terrorist suicide bomb attacks on 3 churches and 3 luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people.
In a separate Christmas message, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith urged Christians to visit the families of victims of the Easter Sunday tragedy over the festive season, and to “refrain from noisy gatherings, parties and wastage”