SRI LANKA - SYMPOSIUM - For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka [AN]

At the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium, Mgr Rayappu Joseph talks about the challenges and work of the Catholic Church in his country. Francis will be the first pope to visit the Tamil North, which has suffered 30 years of civil war. He insists on the need to “overcome tensions and polarisation between different communities”.

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