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Cardinal visits Zion Church

The Cardinal in conversation with a victim of the Easter Sunday attack on the Zion Church in Batticaloa.   Pic:Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Cor.
The Cardinal in conversation with a victim of the Easter Sunday attack on the Zion Church in Batticaloa. Pic:Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Cor.

Irrespective of race, religion and cast Jesus Christ died on the Cross for the redemption of the people and He rose again from the dead on Easter Sunday to protect the people, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said during his visit to Batticaloa yesterday.

The Cardinal visited the Batticaloa Zion church which was attacked on Easter Sunday. He was accompanied by the Bishop of Batticaloa Rev. Dr Joseph Ponniah when he met with Pastor of the Zion Church Roshan Mahesan.

The Cardinal also handed over a donation to assist the renovation efforts of the Zion Church and conducted a prayer service in memory of the victims.

He also took time to meet the injured while assuring them of his continued assistance, prayers for the speedy recovery and for the repose of the souls of those who had passed away.

Commander Eastern Province Major General Aruna Jeyasekara, Vicar General

Batticaloa Diocese Rev. A. Devathasan and HQI Batticaloa Police C.I. Digawathura were also present on the occasion. 

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