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* Agenda for Pope's apostolic visit to Sri Lanka officially announced
Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 11:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 26, Colombo: The programme of the Pope's apostolic trip to Sri Lanka, scheduled for January 2015, has officially been announced.

The announcement has been made by the Cardinal Dr. Ranjith Malcolm, the Archbishop of Colombo.

The Pontiff will leave Vatican on 12th January 2015 and will arrive at the Katunayake International Airport at 9.00 am on 13th January 2015.

Upon arrival he will be escorted to the Bishop's House first and there he will hold a special discussion with the Bishops. A luncheon will also be held there.

On the afternoon of the 13th Pope Francis will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Later on the same day the Pope will attend a cordial gathering with the clerics of other religions.

A divine sermon will be held at Galle Face Greens on the 14th morning. On the evening of the same day Pope Francis will conduct a special sermon at the Madhu Church in Mannar.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has informed that the Pope will also bless the people from the statue of the Lady of Madhu.

Following Sri Lanka visit Pope will visit Philippines from 15 to 19 January 2015.

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