Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, in his Christmas message, appealed to all Catholics to celebrate Christmas while giving prominence to spirituality, and also by committing themselves to help those who are suffering.
His message is as follows:
“Uncertainty and fear are the feelings that characterise these days leading to Christmas amidst the pandemic. As the year comes to an end, it has been marked by suffering for many; it is no doubt a very particular Christmas because of the pandemic. Amidst all this suffering, the birth of Jesus brings this wounded humanity a message of hope that is needed now more than ever.
“My dear brothers and sisters, on this occasion, as we celebrate Christmas, let it take you back to the important elements of this festival; that is, how God loved us so much that he wished to save us by sending his only son as a human being among us, making it possible for us to achieve salvation. He sent…