Pope appoints Uva Wellassa priest for top Vatican post

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Pope Francis appoints Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodituwakku from Uva Wellassa, Badulla diocese, as Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodituwakku hailing from Uva Wellassa, Badulla diocese as Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID). He succeeds the previous secretary, Spanish Bishop Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot.
Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka Pierre Nguyen Van Tot said that the new PCID secretary would shortly arrive in Sri Lanka for a week of work on inter-religious unity and harmony. His Lordship Bishop Winston Fernando commenting on the appointment of the priest of his diocese said that having performed his duties efficiently as the undersecretary of the PCID and being equipped with studies and a fund of experience in the relevant field, the incumbent was highly suitable for the post.

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