Pope Francis touches down in Sri Lanka for ‘mercy mission’


Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation as well as justice as he arrived in Sri Lanka at the start of a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can’t fully heal from a quarter-century of ethnic civil war without pursuing the truth about abuses that were committed. In a show of ethnic coexistence, the pope’s welcoming ceremony at Colombo’s airport featured traditional dancers and drummers from both majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil ethnic groups, as well as a children’s choir serenading him in both of Sri Lanka’s languages — as well as Italian and English. With 40 elephants dressed in colorful costumes lining the airport road behind him, Francis said that finding true peace…

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Bravo, Pollard omission no victimisation: Lloyd
Speaking on Sportsmaz Zone Monday night, Lloyd the chairman of selectors, defended the decision not to select the two Trinidadian cricketers, insisting that it was not victimisation and that it was time to try something different. "There was two days ...