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  1. 21. news | 14 Jan 2015

    500K Sri Lankans attend Pope mass

    By AP

    » COLOMBO — Pope Francis pressed his call for Sri Lankan reconciliation Wednesday by canonizing the country's first saint as a model for national unity and visiting the war-ravaged north to pray at a shrine revered by...

  2. 22. news | 14 Jan 2015

    Pope Sri Lanka Mass: LIVE REPORT

    By AFP

    » 05:37 GMT - WE ARE CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT on Pope Francis's canonisation mass for Sri Lanka's first ever saint in Colombo.

  3. 23. news | 14 Jan 2015

    Pope leads joyous million-strong mass on Sri Lanka seafront

    By AFP

    » A million worshippers packed the Colombo seafront to greet Pope Francis as he canonised Sri Lanka's first saint on Wednesday in the biggest public celebration the city has ever witnessed.

  4. 24. news | 13 Jan 2015

    'Exhausted' pope cancels bishops meet

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - Pope Francis on Tuesday cancelled a planned meeting with Sri Lankan bishops, with one security official saying he was "exhausted" after a long journey from the airport exposed to the hot sun.

  5. 25. news | 13 Jan 2015

    Pope talks human rights in Sri Lanka

    By AFP

    » Pope Francis urged respect for human rights in Sri Lanka as he began a two-nation Asia tour on the island Tuesday, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation after a decades-long civil war.

  6. 26. news | 13 Jan 2015

    Pope urges respect for human rights on Sri Lanka trip

    By AFP

    » Pope Francis urged respect for human rights as he began a two-nation Asia tour in a windswept Sri Lanka Tuesday, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation after a decades-long civil war.

  7. 27. news | 13 Jan 2015

    Pope leaves on 6-day Asia trip

    By AFP

    » ROME - Pope Francis set off on Monday for a six-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, where his open-air masses are expected to draw millions.

  8. 28. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Pope to travel in 'jeepney' during Philippines visit

    By AFP

    » MANILA - Pope Francis will travel in a different kind of "popemobile" during his visit to the Philippines later this week -- an open "jeepney", organisers said Monday.

  9. 29. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Pope visits Sri Lanka hoping for peace

    By AP

    » COLOMBO — Less than a week after its long-time president was surprisingly voted out of office, Sri Lanka welcomes Pope Francis on Tuesday, with the island nation's Catholic minority hoping he can help heal the linge...

  10. 30. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Millions to welcome Pope on Asia trip

    By AFP

    » MANILA - Pope Francis will immerse himself in some of Asia's most fervent Catholicism during a trip to the Philippines and Sri Lanka starting Tuesday, with millions of devotees set to turn out.

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