Pungkudutheevu Catholics march for peace

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 March 2009, 07:14 GMT]
Hundreds of Catholic men, women and children went on a Lent Period march for peace, calling to stop the humanitarian disaster in Vanni caused by the relentless and indiscriminate attacks on innocent Tamils unleashed by the government of Sri Lanka, Saturday. The procession started around 5:30 a.m from Pungkudutheevu Savariar Catholic Church and ended at St. Mary’s Church in Chaaddi, Veala’nai, sources in Jaffna said.

Meanwhile, Catholic organizations in Jaffna peninsula are making arrangements for similar Lent Period marches in several areas in the peninsula.

Catholic parish priests in Pa’ndaiththarippu have appealed to the people to participate in the Silent prayer and fast for peace calling for a stop of the aggravating humanitarian disaster in Vanni, in St. Fatima’s Church on 21 March.

The event will begin at 8:00 a.m and continue until evening.


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