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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2612

Cardinal Ranjith presided over special Holy Eucharist conferring the sacrament of confirmation to Sri Lankan youth

Reporting by Fr.Deninton Subasinghe from Rome
Rome, 25 June, (Asiantribune.com):

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith who left the island for Rome to address an international liturgy conference presided over a special Holy Eucharist conferring the sacrament of confirmation to some Sri Lankan youth at Infernetto, Rome recently.

The Holy Mass was organized by Mons. Neville Joe Perera, the national co-ordinator for the Sri Lankan migrants in Italy.

His Eminence confirmed the youth of three Sri Lankan communities living in Rome, Infernetto, Piazza Venezzia and Via Cassia.

Addressing the faithful during the homily, Archbishop Ranjith stressed that the life of a Christian is essentially a life marked with the shadow of the cross and there is no authentic witness without embracing the narrow path of poverty and suffering the saviour Jesus himself chose as the way to salvation.

Pointing to the pun of the Greek term, Christos, the name given to Jesus, meaning the 'anointed one', the cardinal referred to the unction the students were receiving as a mark of the same anointment the Lord received as a mandate to live a life completely dedicated to God.

A life lived in total surrender to God is the surest path to acquire depth and meaning surrounding the enigma of human life which many men and women seek to obtain through opulence and outward show in vain, Cardinal said.

He wished those who received the sacrament the zeal to tread the Lord's path with a renewed love for Christ who lived for others.

Rev. Fr. Damian Fernando and several other Sri Lankan priests studying in Rome took part on this occasion.

- Asian Tribune -

Cardinal Ranjith presided over special Holy Eucharist conferring the sacrament of confirmation to Sri Lankan youth
Cardinal Ranjith presided over special Holy Eucharist conferring the sacrament of confirmation to Sri Lankan youth
Cardinal Ranjith presided over special Holy Eucharist conferring the sacrament of confirmation to Sri Lankan youth
Cardinal Ranjith presided over special Holy Eucharist conferring the sacrament of confirmation to Sri Lankan youth
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