Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has requested Christians to celebrate and enjoy festivities without forgetting the true spirit of Christmas.
Issuing a special message for Christmas, the Archbishop said although the public is focused on gifts and festivities, Christmas is a time to remember the poor and the unfortunate.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith noted that baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem and was laid in a manger and therefore this is a time to remember those facing hardship.
Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith noted that the country and the world are currently facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other economic issues and therefore, Christmas should be celebrated while remembering the unfortunate.
He requested all Christians to be mindful of the other and remember the true Christmas throughout the season.