Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. On October 22nd, the Claretian community in Vavuniya together with the Religious in the vicinity, VAROD staff and inmates, and the Pampaimadu parish community celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass for the beatification of the 109 Claretian martyrs. The Eucharist was presided by the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Mannar Rt. Rev. Dr. Kingsley Swampillai. A large gathering of people attended the Mass and took part in the refreshments that followed. The 7.30 Mass was celebrated at the Divine Mercy Shrine, Pampaimadu, Vavuniya.
VAROD is a project run by the Claretians to care for the war victims especially those physically and mentally challenged.