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Sri Lankan priest heads Oblates in five countries

January 17, 2011

SRI LANKA: Father Rohan Silva has been appointed as head of the Missionary Oblates Of Mary Immaculate congregation for Bangladesh, Pakistan, Japan, Korea and Sri Lanka. “It is a challenge to work for peace, reconciliation and human rights… I accept this challenging mission,” Father Silva told ucanews.com. The human rights activist is a senior Catholic priest who has been actively involved in bridging the Sinhalese and Tamil communities in Sri Lanka. He is now president of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians. Father Silva, 52, was ordained in 1987 and director of Caritas Kandy in 1993. SR12871.1637
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