His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Archbishop of Colombo

Rt.Rev.Dr. J.D.Anthony Jayakody

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo

Rt. Rev. Dr. Maxwell Grenville Silva

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo

Rt.Rev.Dr. P.Anton Ranjith

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo

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year of st. joseph's

Year of St. Joseph 20' - 21'

The Vatican announced that this year (December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021) would be a year dedicated to St. Joseph, husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus Christ. The announcement coincides with the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX with the document Quemadmodum Deus on December 8, 1870.

But a celebration of St. Joseph and a call to focus on his patronage is particularly relevant in this time of universal turmoil when so many are having difficulty finding employment, when we are becoming more aware of how much we owe to so many ordinary, hardworking people, and when our human frailty and mortality are so much in our minds and in the news. The Church reminds us that we have a powerful ally in Heaven who, having lived and worked so long in the shadows like so many unsung heroes, is both Patron of Workers and Patron of a Happy Death.

Year of Small Christian Communities 2020 - 2021

The inauguration of this special year in the Archdiocese of Colombo took place on 20th March 2021 at a concelebrated Holy Mass at All Saints Church, Colombo. The decree instituting this special year was solemnly read out by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo.

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"The role of the Catholic Church today in this country is to be a prophetic voice" His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at Patronal Feast of Aquinas College.

The role of the Catholic Church today in this country is to be a prophetic voice clamoring against discrimination, violence,... []

the second anniversary of the placement of a grenade at All Saints Church in Borella. His Eminence challenged the government and the police to identify and apprehend the culprits

On the second anniversary of the placement of a grenade at All Saints Church in Borella, a special commemorative Holy... []

New Year Message 2024 of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo- "It's time to rethink and dedicate ourselves towards a true love for our motherland"

"It's time to rethink and dedicate ourselves towards a true love for our motherland" []

NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF COLOMBO

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, has made the following appointments on 16th September 2023, to be effective... []

Archbishop warned priests against temptations of “spiritual worldliness and clericalism”

The archbishop stressed the need to be close to the heart of Jesus to fight against “spiritual worldliness and clericalism” []

Archdiocese of Colombo Welcomes Twelve New Priests on 16 September 2023

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith ordained Ten Brothers from the 12 Brothers as Deacons at the National Basilica, the Shrine... []