Attendence of Sinhala Pilgrims to Madu, said low

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 August 2007, 02:37 GMT]
Only 15,000 Sinhala Catholic pilgrims have come to attend the Madu Church Festival, a number much lower than in previous years, Mannaar Bishop, Rayappu Joseph said Tuesday. Mannaar Bishop, Galle Bishop Anton Carol and Anuradhapuram Bishop Antony Norbert are expected to hold a joint Holy Mass at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Holy Procession usually proceeds the Holy Mass.

The United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian from Gampaha district, Dr. Jayalath Jayewardene was staying at Madu and coordinating assistance and directions to the Sinhala Pilgrims.


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