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Cardinal Ranjith reacts to Pope Francis' 100,000 Euro gift for Sri Lanka's families - Vatican News

In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, expresses gratitude to Pope Francis for -... []

Sri Lanka Cardinal condemns high-handed actions of new president - Vatican News

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Sri Lanka appeals to the international community to open an inquiry into the country's newly formed... []

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith condemns the brutal attack on citizens at Galle face grounds

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith condemns the brutal attack on youth at Galle face grounds Today early hours of the morning police... []

ACN provides 465,000 € support to Church in Sri Lanka

With Sri Lanka’s priests and religious struggling to survive, Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need is offering a... []

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith writes an open letter to all the parliamentarians

The people of Sri Lanka and the international community eagerly looking at the decisive decision of the parliament of Sri... []

Prioritize your prayer during the present difficult and suffering situation - Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo urges all to prioritize prayer during the present difficult and suffering situation []

Pope urges Sri Lankan leaders to initiate dialogue for common good

Pope Francis reiterates his closeness to the people of Sri Lanka where a devastating economic crisis has engulfed the nation... []

We urge all the parliamentarians to set aside their political differences and agendas and come to consensus. CBCSL

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka wishes to express its grave concern on the unfortunate and unprecedented political turmoil... []

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith urges to unite all to build our country

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at a special press conference held at the Archbishop's house called all parties to work diligently to... []

Sri Lanka: Cardinal Ranjith urges President, PM to keep word on resignation

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith encourages Sri Lankan political leaders to make good on their promises to give up power this week,... []

Pope makes appeals for Sri Lanka, Libya, Ukraine

Pope Francis renews his appeal for peace in Sri Lanka, urges constructive dialogue and reconciliation in Libya, and calls once... []

Cardinal Ranjith reiterates call for Sri Lankan president's resignation- Vatican News

The leading prelate of the Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church asks for the immediate formation of an interim government leading to... []

The press release of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo on the present economic crisis in Sri Lanka.

It is with sadness that we note that our beloved motherland has fallen into a state of total bankruptcy, which... []

“The government and the president must accept responsibility for this situation and step down from their positions.” Archbishop of Colombo

It is with sadness that we note that our beloved motherland has fallen into a state of total bankruptcy, which... []

Sri Lanka's prophetic Church on the side of a suffering people - Vatican news

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka appeals for the intervention of the International Community as the nation defaults on debt... []

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Very Rev. Fr. M Winston Placidus De Silva (Class of 1970)

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Very Rev. Fr.... []

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Fr. Ronald De Silva (Class Of 1964)

With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Fr. Ronald De Silva (Class Of... []

DIACONATE ORDINATIONS - "be shepherds with the smell of sheep.."

10 of our Brothers were ordained Deacons by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Saturday, 14th of May at the National... []

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith held a press conference at the Archbishop’s house on the current crisis on 12th May.

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith held a press conference at the Archbishop’s house on the current crisis on 12th May. []

Message of His Holiness Pope Fancis on Vesak Feast - "keep hope alive and generate actions that welcome and respond to the adversities caused by the present crises."

Dear friends, we wish that your celebration of Vesak will keep hope alive and generate actions that welcome and respond... []

Message of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith on Vesak Celebration

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith wishes that the unlimited spiritual power that surpasses all challenges and the Daham message preached... []

THE PRE-SYNODAL MEETING - 07th May 2022

The day's proceedings commenced with the ushering of the representatives to the auditorium at 8.00 am. His Eminence, the auxiliary... []

Third Year Commemoration of the Easter Sunday Attack, April 21, 2022

The commemoration ceremony and the Memorial Mass were held in the morning at St. Anthony’s Shrine Kochchikade, Colombo 13. []

“We wish to condemn in no unequivocal terms the shooting incident at Rambukkana."

Today, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith addressed the media at the archbishop’s house on the Rabukkana shooting incident. He... []

We offer our appreciation to the young people who gather at Galle face greens to urge the authorizes to step down.

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday addressed the media at the archbishop’s house on the current unrest prevailing in... []

Pope Francis celebrates Mass of the Lord’s Supper at prison near Rome

Pope Francis presides over the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at a new penitentiary complex in the... []

Catholic Church poses 20 questions to Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne

Today at a media briefing at the Archbishop's house Catholic Church poses 20 questions to Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne. []

Aquinas College Staff is out on the road demanding an immediate end to the current regime

"We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the... []

The stand taken by the Catholic church on the prevailing pain and suffering of the masses

The short-sighted, insensitive, and selfish people of the government have ignored the suffering and do not listen to the pain... []

The Easter Sunday Attacks on the 21st April 2019: An opportunity for the foreign nationals to bring in legal actions against Government Officials and claim damages as compensation for the loss of lives and injuries suffered.

The Easter Sunday Attacks had taken place in Sri Lanka on the 21st April 2019 at the Catholic Churches of... []

Our people are completely denied of fundamental cry for truth and justice.

The official statement issued by the Catholic National Committee of Bishops, Priests, Lawyers for Justice to Easter Sunday attack Victims... []

Card. Ranjith slams arrest of Sri Lankan Catholic activist. Vatican News

Sri Lankan Church authorities express outrage over the improper arrest of prominent Catholic activist Shehan Malaka Gamage []

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith visits CCD to meet All Saints church bomb suspect

The Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, visited the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) on Independence Day... []

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Rev. Fr. Milinda Gayan Fernando (Class Of 2021)

Born on 10th February 1983 as the second child of Uswatta Liyanage Mabel Jaya Perera and late Kurukulasuriya Mahapatabadige Christy... []

New Year Message of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

His Eminence in his new year message says that all of us will be able to live in a united... []

The Christmas Message of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

The essential message of Christmas is Love. It is God giving his son to humanity. It is the moment that... []

FMR. PRESIDENT SEEKS NULLIFICATION OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS AGAINST HIM

The former president Mr. Maithripala Sirisena is named as the first defendant. The former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, former defense... []

REQUIEM MASS in memory of Bishops, Priests, and Religious who served in the Archdiocese - 19th November 2021.

REQUIEM MASS in memory of Bishops, Priests, and Religious who served the Archdiocese 19th November 2021. All the priests will... []

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Fr. Raymond Cyril Kurugama (Class Of 1964)

OBITUARY Rev. Fr. Raymond Cyril Kurugama, of the Archdiocese of Colombo, expired on Monday the 15th November. []

Vatican News - Sri Lanka Church opposes government takeover of wetlands

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church is opposing the government acquisition of a part of the Muthurajawela wetlands near Negombo saying it... []

Vatican News - Sri Lankan Church opposes government’s 'one country, one law' plan

While denouncing the government's 'one country, one law' concept, the country’s Catholic bishops are calling for a new constitution to... []

The Supreme Court informed that Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando will not be arrested

Over 300 members of the Catholic clergy staged a ‘Silent Protest’ opposite the Supreme Court complex in a show of... []

2021 NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF COLOMBO

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, has made the following appointments on 6th November 2021, to be effective... []

Archdiocese welcomes eleven new Priests. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo will ordain eleven deacons on Saturday 06th, November at 9.00 am at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo will ordain eleven deacons into the priesthood on Saturday 06th, November at... []

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Fr. Siri Oscar Abeyratne (Founder of the Kithu Dana Pubuduwa) Class Of 1957

Rev. Fr. Siri Oscar Abeyratne of the Archdiocese of Colombo, Founder of the Kithu Dana Pubuduwa was called to Eternal... []

“to listen to God, so that with him we may hear the cry of his people; to listen to his people until we are in harmony with the will to which God calls us.” Pope Francis

Pope Francis has blessed and inaugurated the opening of the worldwide Synod 2021 – 2023: For a synodal Church: communion,... []

Center New wooden Altar at St. Lucia's Cathedral Colombo

Most Rev. Dr. Anton Ranjith blessed the new center altar at St. Lucia's Cathedral Colombo on Tuesday, October 26. The... []

St. Peter's Square hosts cardiology mobile clinic for poor. Provides life-saving cardiological checkups for those who do not have easy access to them

The Office of Papal Charities and Rome's San Carlo di Nancy Hospital team up to offer the poor cardiological checkups... []

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With Sadness, But Deep Faith In The Lord’s Resurrection, We Announce The Death Of Fr. Joseph Benedict Fernando Class of 1962

Fr. Joseph Benedict Fernando passed away on October 22nd, 2021. He is a native of Moratuwa and is 83 years... []

Justice for the Easter Sunday Bomb Victims in Sri Lanka in pursuit of the truth. Webinar to create awareness among expatriate Sri Lankans in Europe

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith will chair the webinar to create awareness among expatriate Sri Lankans in Europe. []

Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebration for the inauguration of the Pre-Synodal Process 2021-2023. For a synodal Church Communion, Participation, Mission

"Catholic Church is not simply a Hierarchy Church….. we are a church of communion… where all of us are inspired... []

LIVE - Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebration For The Inauguration Of The Pre-synodal Process 2021 - 2023 | 17th OCT, 5PM onwards

Live Broadcast of Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebration For The Inauguration Of The Pre-synodal Process 2021 - 2023 on 17th OCT, 5PM... []

+REQUIESCAT IN PACE+ With sadness, but deep faith in the Lord’s resurrection, we announce the death of Fr. Edward Revelpulle. Class of 1972

Fr. Edward Revelpulle passed away on October 15th, 2021. He is a native of Welihena and 75 years old. []

Saint Joseph Vaz Deva Dharma Nikethanaya of the Archdiocese of Colombo, affiliated to the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome offers Short courses, Diplomas and BA degree for the year 2022

The Saint Joseph Vaz Deva Dharma Nikethanaya is an Institute of Higher Learning in Theological Sciences in the Archdiocese of... []

Catholic media in Sri Lanka always stood up for truth and justice - His Eminence

The blessing and commissioning of the new Heidelberg PrintMaster 4-colour offset printing machine and ‘Pahan Gedara Abhinandana Pranama Ulela’ appreciation... []

Pope John Paul I – a miracle clears him for beatification

Pope Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree on a miraculous healing attributed... []

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at St Peter’s Basilica for the solemn opening of the Synod of Bishops. "Celebrating Synod means walking together on the same road."

Pope Francis formally opened the Synod of Bishops on Sunday with a solemn Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. Faithful from... []

Cardinal Ranjith condemns corruption in Sri Lanka. " Politicians at the grassroots level are accused of taking bribes even if they put up a village road." UCA News

"It does not have justice due to undue political advantage and political influence. They are in a position to put... []

Pope on Synod: The participation of everyone, guided by the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis leads a moment of reflection in the Vatican, ahead of the solemn inauguration of the Synod on Sunday... []

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devsritha Valence Mendis of Chilaw as bishop of Kandy Sri Lanka.

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kandy, Sri Lanka, presented by... []

ROSARY PILGRIMAGE(Virtual) - 2021 Intercede our Blessed Mother to free us from Corona Pandemic and other difficulties. The Rosary will be recited from different Shrines and the Churches dedicated to our Blessed Mother in the Island

Praying the Holy Rosary….God has attached to it grace in this life, and glory in the next. (St. Louis de... []

Training Catholic priests for a changing world Priests of yesterday were formed in the religious and patriarchal mold while the world today is secularized, pluralistic and democratic.

Not many know that the seminary, as we know it, is a Jesuit invention. This is why in many places... []

Pope on Diocesan Youth Day: ‘Arise, bear witness to Jesus with your lives’

Pope Francis releases his message for the 2021 Diocesan World Youth Day, and calls on young Christians to courageously bear... []

Six Priests Celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their Priesthood. 21.09.1996 – 21.09.2021. May the Heart of Jesus lives in the hearts of all.

Fr. Weerasinghe Arachchige Athula. Tyronne Perera, Fr. Paththinikuttige Lester Joseph Nonis, Fr. Liyanage Lalith Patrick Perera, Fr. Dassanayaka Mudalige John... []

Statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka. The question arising from the salary anomaly of the Teachers and Principals and its consequences on our children and their education.

The Catholic Church from its very inception has had high regard for the education of children in keeping with the... []

Sri Lankan Church asks to probe monk's worry about attack -UCA News

The Sri Lankan Catholic Church has sought an inquiry into the recent disclosure by a prominent Buddhist monk about the... []

Pope: Abortion is murder, the Church must be close and compassionate, not political

Speaking to journalists on the return flight from Slovakia, Pope Francis talks about his dialogue with Hungarian authorities, anti-Semitism, and... []

“His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, vehemently denies that he knew about the “Easter Sunday Attack” before it happened.” Press conference on September 16, 2021.

The media unit of the Archdiocese of Colombo held a press conference at the Archbishop’s house on the revelation made... []

Pope in Slovakia: Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

On the final day of his Apostolic Journey to Slovakia, Pope Francis pays a visit to the town of Šaštín... []

Philippine Church turns three brothers into fathers

An ordination ceremony in the Philippines’ Mindanao region proved to be a real family affair when three brothers were ordained... []

Listening to the Faithful: Vatican releases Synod Preparatory Document

The General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops presents the base text and “vademecum” – or handbook – to guide... []

Ivor Sylvester Sunil Perera - Veteran Sri Lankan Catholic singer dies at 68. The Condolence Message of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

A veteran Catholic singer, Ivor Sylvester Sunil Perera, 68, passed away while receiving treatment for the coronavirus on Sept. 6.... []

Archdiocese of Colombo 24 Hours Rosary Campaign on the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary 8th September 2021

Archdiocese of Colombo has organized 24 hours Rosary campaign on 8th September (Wednesday), the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary,... []

Talks on 2019 blasts require Sri Lankan gov’t credibility: Church - Aljazeera News

Roman Catholic leader says government must win back church’s confidence before talks on probe into Easter Sunday blasts can proceed. []

Apostolic Nuncio discusses Easter Sunday bombing investigation in meeting with Foreign Minister

Sept 01, Colombo: Archbishop Brian Udaigwe, Apostolic Nuncio (the Vatican Ambassador) to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the... []

What special gift did Pope Francis receive to start the Season of Creation

Pope Francis receives the gift of a tent to start the Season of Creation. Photo credit: Vatican News. What better... []

Season of Creation 2021: A focus on dialogue through hospitality - 1 September through 4 October 2021

The 2021 Season of Creation takes place from 1 September through 4 October, marking a traditional ecumenical moment for healing... []

Pope after operation: 'It never crossed my mind to resign'

Pope Francis was interviewed by Carlos Herrera on Radio COPE. For the first time, he talks about the July surgery... []

Analysis - What is behind rumours that Pope Francis will resign

Despite ongoing rumours, there is no confirmation that Pope Francis is drafting a document that defines the role and tasks... []

Hearty Congratulations! 30th Episcopal Consecration of Archbishop Patabendige Don Albert Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Episcopal Consecration of Archbishop Patabendige Don Albert Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith by Archbishop Nicholas Marcus Fernando at the Basilica of Our... []

The challenge of sexual abuse: What has happened since the February 2019 Summit

In February 2019, Pope Francis invited the presidents of every episcopal conference to the Vatican for a Meeting on the... []

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Requiescat in Pace Fr. Godage Don Joseph Christopher (Chrys) Abeyratne

Fr. Godage Don Joseph Christopher (Chrys) Abeyratne passed away on August 18th, 2021. He is a native of Diyalagoda and... []

Pope Francis urges people to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Pope Francis launches a powerful appeal for people to get vaccinated with approved Covid-19 vaccines, calling it “an act of... []

Sri Lanka Church unhappy about probe into Easter bombings - Vatican News

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa promised swift action to uncover the truth behind the terrorist... []

Sri Lankan cardinal rejects president's letter

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has rejected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's response to his letter regarding the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings. The prelate... []

Hoist Black Flags on August 21

The Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, requests to raise black flags on their homes, offices, businesses, and vehicles to... []

Pope Francis mourns murdered French priest

Pope Francis laments the death of Fr. Olivier Maire, SMM, a French priest who was murdered on Sunday, allegedly at... []

Vatican launches Global Catholic Compact on the Family

The Global Catholic Pact on the Family will involve Catholic universities of the five continents and will be presented at... []

Pope's prayer intention for August: Church on the way

Pope Francis releases the prayer intention for the month of August, inviting everyone to work for a transformation of the... []

Report: 17 Christians killed every day in Nigeria in first half of 2021

An estimated 3,462 Christians have been killed in Nigeria in the first 200 days of 2021, according to a new... []

Vatican unveils official image for X World Meeting of Families

The official image for the upcoming World Meeting of Families has been released. Produced by Father Marko Ivan Rupnik, the... []

Preventive measures at religious places during the pandemic of COVID-19

This guideline is issued to protect clergy, staff, worshippers, and others from Covid 19 infection. Infection can spread easily among... []

Gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz inspires the Philippines with her victory and Catholic devotion

Philippine Catholic bishops congratulated the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, not only for her victory but for... []

Catholic bishop in Myanmar dies of COVID-19

ACatholic bishop in Myanmar has died of COVID-19 as the country faces a surge in new cases. Bishop John Hsane... []

July 25, 2021 Indigenous Clergy & Religious Sunday "You are my chosen servant"

PONTIFICAL SOCIETY OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE The history of the Mission Societies shows how support for missions comes from... []

Prayer for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

The Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life on Friday released the video-prayer for the Catholic Church’s first World... []

Rest In Peace

Mr. Nihal PERERA, beloved brother of Fr Lalith Felix Perera passed away in a road accident. Tested positive for COVID,... []

Former Sri Lankan cabinet minister arrested for alleged links to Easter 2019 anti-Christian terror (Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Two years after bombings in Sri Lanka killed hundreds at several churches and hotels on Easter, police on Saturday arrested... []

Sri Lankan religious leaders condemn extremism two years after Easter bombing - Catholic News Agency (CNS)

Numerous religious leaders gathered in Sri Lanka to mark the second anniversary of the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings and... []

New norms regarding use of 1962 Roman Missal

Pope Francis publishes a motu proprio on Friday to redefine the use of the pre-Vatican missal granting the decision to... []

Why the government will not postpone the port city

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