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Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith’s first official service

Dec 4, 2010 4:50:18 AM - itnnews.lk

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith presided at the Thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration in Colombo this morning.

The Cardinal was received at St. Lucia’s Cathedral Kotahena this morning. Thereafter he was accompanied into the Cathedral by the Bishops. He participated in his first official service at 9.30 am. After the Solemn Thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration, he blessed the people. Many devotees participated in this ceremony.

Most Rev. Dr. Malcolm Ranjith was recently elevated to the position of Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Benedict the 16th at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica. He is the second Sri Lankan after His Eminence the Late Thomas Cardinal Cooray to be anointed Cardinal. He is also the only Asian to be appointed as a Cardinal.