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“I write these lines as a spiritual leader, empathizing with the sentiments of millions of people at this moment… I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to the periodic darkness that envelops our dear nation…”

~ Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, wrote in a message to the people of Myanmar and the international community following the Feb. 1 military coup in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Diocese of Badulla

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Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando
Bishop Fernando
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Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando
Bishop's House,
Rock Hill, Badulla,
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 55 - 2229241
Fax :+94 55 - 222 9241
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S. was born on Jan. 16, 1945 in Moratuwa in the diocese of Colombo. He joined Blessed Sacrament Fathers' community on Aug. 1, 1973 and was ordained a priest on Sept. 6, 1975. He was appointed Bishop of Badulla on March 3, 1997and his Episcopal ordination took place on June 14, 1997.
He was the first Asian to become a bishop from his congregation, which had three other bishops, for North America, Latin America and Africa.
Bishop Winston was the national executive secretary of the 2nd National Pastoral Convention 1993-1995 to carry out the Vatican Council II decrees in Sri Lanka. He is the Chairman for Catholic National Commission for Laity of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Edmund Joseph Fernando O.M.I (1983 -1997)

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