Papal delegate visits Tsunami affected Jaffna coastal villages

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 January 2005, 03:29 GMT]
Apostolic Nuncio His Excellency Mario Zenari, Papal Delegate in Sri Lanka Tuesday paid a visit to Jaffna district and witnessed the destruction caused to coastal villages in the district due to Tsunami and shared the shock and grief with the victims, civil sources said

Accompanied by Jaffna Bishop Rt.Rev. Dr.Thomas Soundaranayagam, the Papal Delegate toured all the affected coastal areas and met with the victims and offered the sympathies of the Pope, sources said

Papal delegate witnessed the destruction caused to the St Xavier Church in Sakkotai, Kudaththanai St.Peter's Church and Manatkadu St. Antony's Church in the Jaffna district, sources said.

Papal Delegate also visited welfare centres where Tsunami victims have been given shelter.

Papal delegate is to tour LTTE controlled Vadamaradchchi east division and Mullaitivu district Wednesday, church sources said.

 

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