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Sunday, 25 December 2011





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The State Christmas Festival was held at Temple Trees under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s patronage on Thursday. Here Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith being received by President Rajapaksa. First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa is also in attendance. Pix: Sudath Silva

A golden opportunity to usher in a period of harmony and peace :

Birth of Christ heralds true liberation from selflessness, hate and violence - Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

The birth of Jesus Christ shows us how much his life became important in the attempt that was made by man to get out of his sinfulness and the divisive nature in him which may be, him go against himself by going against his own brother, said His Holiness Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith at the Christmas festival at Temple Trees on Thursday.

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‘Faith as a living force’

The Address by Pope Benedict XVI to the Roman Curiaon December 22, 2011:

Dear Cardinals, Brother Bishops and Priests, dear Brothers and Sisters,The occasion that brings us together today is always particularly moving. The holy feast of Christmas is almost upon us and it prompts the great family of the Roman Curia to come together for a gracious exchange of greetings, as we wish one another a joyful and spiritually fruitful celebration of this feast of the God,

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A timely bonanza for seasonal shoppers

Christmas and New Year festive season is celebrated on a grand scale in Sri Lanka not only by Christians and Buddhists, but also by people of other religions. The beginning of a new year is the main reason for people to celebrate the festive season on a grand scale and the long school vacation is also another reason.

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