Holy See says global solution may solve Lanka’s problemsJune 8, 2012, 9:05 pm
The Holy See Press Office yesterday said that a global joint solution may soon be found corresponding to the legitimate expectations of all parties involved in Sri Lanka’s conflict.
Following a meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Vatican yesterday, the Holy See Press Office said: "This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The President subsequently went on to meet Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States.
"During the cordial discussions the parties illustrated the steps taken to favour socio-economic development, and reconciliation among the communities hit by the long internal conflict which has affected the country. The hope was expressed that a global joint solution may soon be found corresponding to the legitimate expectations of all the parties involved.
"Finally, emphasis was given to how the Catholic Church - which makes an important contribution to the life of the country with her religious witness and educational, healthcare and social assistance activities - will continue to commit herself to the common good, reciprocal understanding and the integral development of all citizens".
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