Mahinda has no plans to meet Pope in Italy

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has no plans to meet His Holiness, the Pope, during a visit to Italy.

The Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister will shortly make a visit to Bologna, Italy, to participate in an international event which is to be graced by the Prime Minister of Italy and other dignitaries from Italy and other European countries.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the international symposium which will be held in one of Europe’s oldest seats of learning, the University of Bologna.

“At no stage has the Prime Minister requested nor has he received an invitation to visit the Vatican for an audience with His Holiness, the Pope,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister will be leaving Italy, at the conclusion of the events in Bologna. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. 10.9.2021 : 🇱🇰The POPE may have rejected SL PM’s visit to discuss matter relevant to EASTER SUNDAY attack. ES attack was known to ISRAEL well before the attacked day, according to THE PRESIDENT appointed COMMISSION REPORT.
    All the 225 parliamentarians and the the president were also aware of the ES attack. It was quite evident. So more what to say now?🇱🇰

  2. What a missed opportunity for the Pope. Here was an opportunity for the Pope to get expert advice from Mahinda Rajapaksa on how to maintain his paddy field.

  3. Catholic Rome done nothing, when the British eliminated around 100-200 million Native people in North America and Australasia.

    Christianity didn’t make the Five Eyes countries to become powerful to dominate the world. They hide the truth by making the people believe that their God has been blessing them. So, the developing countries believe in religion instead of developing their knowledge to create wealth. The Five Eyes countries killed and robbed Native People by invading North America and Australasia. The United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were born by killing the native people. The Five Eyes countries also killed thousands of people in Iraq and Libya to steal the oil. They breached 3 out of 10 commandments of fundamental Christianity. They breached 5th command – Thou shalt not kill, 7th command – Thou shalt not steal, and 10th command – Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s goods.

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