Catholic Church appeals to help flood victims


by Rex Clementine

The Catholic church has taken measures to support flood victims through various means and the public have been urged to support the church’s relief efforts.

The public have been asked to make contributions towards Seth Sarana urgently. Seth Sarana has given a list of items needed such as - rice, flour, sugar, tea leaves, coffee, milk powder, milk-powder for children, tooth-paste, soap, dhal, sardine, dry-fish, instant noodles, biscuits, towels, sarongs, bed-sheets, mats and pampers for children.

The public can handover the items to Seth Sarana Office at Paul VI Centre, Malwatta Road, Pettah, (Opposite the railway station at Pettah) For details contact: Director, Seth Sarana, No. 11, 8th Floor, Paul the VI Centre, Malwatte Road, Pettah, Colombo 11.Tel: 011-2445312 / 011-2445313 / 077-2118927.

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, expressing his shock and concern over the disastrous situation that has arisen said, "I am deeply shocked and concerned that many people have to face disastrous situations including landslides and flooding due to the prevailing extreme weather conditions. I am sad to observe that some have lost their lives, others are still missing and many others have lost their homes and even their means of livelihood. Many people have become refugees in camps and in temporary shelters without proper food, clothing and other facilities"

"I offer my sincere prayers for all of them and strongly urge all the faithful of our churches to continue to pray for them and to help them in whatever way possible," Cardinal Malcolm further said.

Caption: His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Picture: 21/05 Cardinal

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