Cardinal Ranjith cited the importance of religious reconciliation in his address, and emphasized that the Pope’s visit “is an honour for Sri Lanka.”
Under the directorship of Monsignor Massimo Palombella, the choir performed classical arrangements of ancient prayers and parts of the Mass.
The prelate was the principal guest and presider during the mass and solemn blessing of the newly-expanded and furnished Mother Mercy Chapel inside the elderly home’s compound.
Over six days, the team visited 22 families as well as two ex-prisoners who were released last year.
The theme of the formation programme is: “the young are called to be light and salt of the earth”.
The national assembly aims to develop and share their thoughts, spiritual and fraternal activities.
Bishop David, the main celebrant for the Eucharistic celebration, called the annual fluvial procession a “return to the cradle and source of life”.
The course intends to familiarize the faithful with the teachings of the Catholic Church on nuclear technology.