Certainly puts my little difficulties in perspective! Will certainly pray..
The Chaplain at Holy Cross Convent Heathfield is a ~Tamil and he gave me the background to the conflict. He has not time for the Tigers but the Tamils have been persecuted by the Sinhalese in the south since independance. They were forced to adopt Sinhalese in their districts as the official language and deprived of sufficient parliamentary representation. Thus there has grown up racial tension. the Tamils are mainly Hindu from South India and the Sinhalese are mainly Moslem though there are Catholic in both parts.
May the good Priest rest in peace.
Fr. Michael Clifton - The Sinhalese are not mainly Muslim but Buddhist.Catholics of Ceylon would make only 4-6% of the population. One wonders why the Portuguese couldn't effectively evangelise Ceylon as they did Brazil.
Prayer for Father Angelo and for peace.
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