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For Sri Lanka’s bishops, Easter is a time of reconciliation for their people



April 16,2014: The bishops of Sri Lanka in their Easter message in Sinhala, Tamil and English, called on fellow Sri Lankans to search for "true peace" that "can be lived united with God, ] in the aftermath of a war that ravaged the country. "Whilst we observe certain positive signs of development in the country, the need is also felt to promote unity and reconciliation among the people in our motherland. This can only be done if we respect one another and safeguard each other's dignity," they said. The Easter message released on Tuesday is signed by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Archbishop of Colombo and Bishop Valance Mendis of Chilaw, respectively president and secretary general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL). The bishops message said “True peace is truly a gift and can be experienced united with God. Let us share the same gift of peace in our times in the aftermath of a war that ravaged the country." For the prelates, this "largely depends on equality and justice granted to all citizens. May everyone experience the gift of peace in their private lives and in our dear country" they added.
Source: AsiaNews




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