Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith made a special request from the Christian community today during a media briefing held at the Archbishop’s official residence.
“Christmas should be celebrated this year remembering the poor, who have been severely affected by Covid-19” his eminence requested from the people.
The Cardinal stressed the need to “concentrate on a spiritual celebration of Christmas and encourage everyone to share the joy of Christmas with those brothers and sisters who have been deprived of joy and happiness due to the Covid 19 pandemic.”
“Priests have been advised to celebrate Christmas only in the non-lockdown areas, with 50 per celebration.” Cardinal Ranjith informed.
He also called upon the government not to “waste money” on festivities in light of the economic situation in the country.