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Christian Affairs Minister visits to examine the welfare arrangements of the feast of Mother of Our Lady Holy Rosary at Moraththa, Malsiripura.

Arrangements have been made to celebrate the above feast on 4th. July 2004. With His Lordship Raymond Peiris Bishop of Kurunegala as the chief celebrant.On the invitation of the Polpithigama Divisional Secretary, a meeting was held chaired by His Lordship to discuss the welfare measures to be taken during this feast. Rev. Fr. Jayathilake chief incumbent of the Kurunegala diocese, Rev. Fathers, Addl. Secretary Ministry of Christian Affairs, Chairman Polpithigama Pradeshiya Sabha, Officials from the provincial Ministries of Health and transport were present.In order to provide welfare measures to large number of pilgrims who attend to this feast, the Minister of Christian Affairs handed over a donation of Rs. 100,000 from the Ministry of Christian Affairs to His Lordship.


Prayer Service and Blessing at the Ministry of Christian Affairs

A prayer service & blessing was held on 27th. April 2004 at the Ministry Office. His Grace Most Rev: Dr. Oswald Gomis Archbishop of Colombo, their Lordships Bishop Frank Marcus Fernando, Bishop Raymond Peiris, Bishop Mariuos Peiris, Rev: Wijedasa Warshamana, Hon Minister Milroy Fernando were present amidst a gathering of clergy a laity. On this occasion His Grace Most Rev: Dr. Oswald Gomis said that Catholics do not expect any special privileges but the their rights should be safeguarded. His Grace requested the Hon. Minister to assist in resolving the difficulties and problems the church is facing in recent times. He thanked the previous Ministers of Christian Affairs, blessed and wished the new Minister. Hon. Minister in his reply thanked Her Excellency for the appointment he had received as Minister of Christian Affairs and said that all the assistance and steps will be taken to see that the rights of the Christians are safeguarded. His Lordship Frank Marcus Fernando, Rev: Wijedasa Warshamanna also addressed the gathering.


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