Holy Mass to pay homage to slain Fr. Karunartam

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 April 2008, 06:48 GMT]
Jaffna Bishop House issued Monday a request to all priests and people of Christian faith in Jaffna peninsula to attend the special Holy Mass paying homage to Rev. Father X. M. Karunaratnam killed in Claymore attack by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) Sunday in Vanni. The mass will be held Tuesday at 4:00 p.m in Konchchonchi Maatha Koayil also known as the Periya Koayil (Big Church), located in Jaffna city.

The appeal signed by the Principal Priest, Rev. Justin Gnanapragasam, called upon the churches in Jaffna peninsula to conduct Holy Mass in homage to the slain priest at the same time.

Rev. Father M. X. Karunaratnam, the chairman of the NorthEast Secretariat on Human Rights (NESoHR), was killed in a Claymore attack on Sunday.


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