|arya||Date: Tuesday, 13-January-2015, 12:59 PM | Message # 1|
Pope Francis arrived in Sri Lanka at the start of a weeklong Asian tour saying the island nation can't fully heal from a quarter-century of ethnic civil war without pursuing truth for the injustices committed. Francis was seeking to bring a message of reconciliation to Sri Lanka during the first trip by a pope to nation since the end the conflict in 2009. Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.
Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka bringing with him a message of inter religious harmony.
His presence is expected to add to a new tolerance in the Buddhist-majority nation which last week elected a government promising increased respect for long suffering religious minorities.