Reports said that over 10,000 Sri Lankan immigrants from all over Italy met in Padua on the occasion of their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua.
The pilgrimage began with Sinhalese and Tamil events. The Holy Mass was presided by His Eminence, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo. The Cardinal is also President of the Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)