Cardinal to leave for Vatican

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Bishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is to travel to Vatican City within the next two to three days to participate in the annual discussions held by the Cardinals with Pope Francis, Director of Mass Communication for the Archdiocese of Colombo, Fr. Jude Chrishantha Fernando said.

Fr. Fernando, when contacted yesterday (22), noted that Cardinal Ranjith would be leaving for the Vatican on an invitation received from Pope Francis and would participate in the annual discussions that are to be held.

 Fr. Fernando said that Cardinal, Ranjith was also to take part in a special service to consecrate newly appointed Cardinals.

By Dilanthi Jayamanne