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St. Joseph Vaz

St. Joseph Vaz

Tamil version of film on 'Asia's greatest missionary'

27/04/2017 13:26

A movie based on the life St. Joseph Vaz had its Tamil version launch in Colombo April 25.  St. Joseph Vaz a missionary from the Portuguese colony of Goa on the western coast of India was an Oratorian priest and described as ‘Asia’s greatest missionary’.

 

Bishop Joseph Swamipillai of Mannar handing over a petition to the Government Agent to demand the village of Mullikulam confiscated by the navy.

Bishop Joseph Swamipillai of Mannar handing over a petition to the Government Agent to demand the village of Mullikulam confiscated by the navy.

S. Lanka’s Tamil Catholics demand their village back from navy ‎

20/04/2017 14:38

Bishop Joseph Swamipillai of Mannar (L) handing over a petition to the government representative in Mannar, to return the Catholic village of Mullikulam occupied by the navy. 

 

Sri Lankans watch the rescue operation from the shore after a boat capsized off the country's southwestern coast in Beruwala

Sri Lankans watch the rescue operation from the shore after a boat capsized off the country's southwestern coast in Beruwala

Sri Lanka: vessel carrying Catholic believers capsizes; 11 dead

21/02/2017 17:02

The victims were taking part in a sea procession on Sunday, feast day of Our Lady of Good Voyage, protectress of local fishermen. The accident occurred as a result of over crowding. 

 

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets delegates from the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences on Nov. 30.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets delegates from the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences on Nov. 30.

Sri Lankan president praises Asian bishops for service to poor

05/12/2016 12:20

The Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences was held in Sri Lanka last week. On the eve of the meeting, Sri Lanka’s president met with a delegation of bishops and praised their devotion to service.

 

Cardinal George Alenchery

Cardinal George Alenchery

Asia - Cardinal Alencherry: help families meet Christ

03/12/2016 16:38

The plenary assembly of the Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) have been discussing “The Asian Catholic family: The local Church of the poor in the mission of mercy”

 

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (R) meeting Tamil residents in the eastern town of Muttur, August 22, 2015.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (R) meeting Tamil residents in the eastern town of Muttur, August 22, 2015.

S. Lankan presidents hands 100 new homes to Jaffna IDPs ‎

05/11/2016 16:33

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has handed over a hundred new houses to the ‎internally displaced people living in camps in the Tamil-majority north of the island nation. 

 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) visits a resettlement village in Sri Lanka's Jaffna Peninsula on September 2, 2016.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) visits a resettlement village in Sri Lanka's Jaffna Peninsula on September 2, 2016.

UN chief urges Sri Lanka to redress wrongs of war ‎

06/09/2016 16:27

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sri Lanka to do more to redress wrongs committed during 26 years ‎of war with Tamil rebels, including returning land.