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Sri Lankans pray to halt Covid's deadly advance

Cardinal Ranjith urges Catholics to fulfill their spiritual responsibilities in a special live prayer campaign

UCA News reporter, Colombo

UCA News reporter, Colombo

Published: November 13, 2020 10:28 AM GMT

Updated: November 13, 2020 10:40 AM GMT

Sri Lankans pray to halt Covid's deadly advance

Medical workers collect a swab sample from a resident to test for Covid-19 in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Nov. 9. (Photo: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP)

Nuwangi Rashmi de Mel has followed many spiritual services via radio, television and social media during the Covid-19 pandemic as her parish church has closed.

In her home, in the mornings and evenings, she broadcasts all the religious programs to her family members on the radio and television.

"We can't go to the parish church and don't get the Eucharist, but we are encouraged to build heaven with our family members at home," said de Mel.

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Catholic media including Seth FM radio, Verbum TV, Radio Veritas and social media have connected to provide prayer services in which the faithful pray to save Sri Lanka and the world and to battle against the rapid spread of Covid.

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