Pope Francis canonizes Joseph Vaz
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VIDEO Pope Francis canonizes Joseph Vaz

admin / January 15, 2015

(Vatican Radio) – Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Wednesday morning on Galle Face Green, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, during which he canonized Saint Joseph Vaz (1651-1711) – an Oratorian priest and “Apostle to Sri Lanka” who preached the Gospel there during the time of Dutch Calvinist dominion over much of the island. Here is the full coverage by Vatican TV.

Pope arrives in Sri Lanka
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VIDEO Sri Lanka welcomes Pope Francis

admin / January 13, 2015

Here is the coverage of the Holy Father’s arrival, courtesy of Vatican Radio. In his welcome speech the newly-elected president asked Pope Francis twice for his blessing. The Holy Father said that the people of this “pearl of the Indian Ocean” may “be ready to respect one another and accept diversity” so that they “no longer see diversity as a…

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