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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka (Sinhala: Sri Lankavay Katholika Sabhava) is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the pope in Rome.
The word diocese is derived from the Greek term διοίκησις meaning "administration".
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Latin liturgical rites are Christian liturgical rites of Latin tradition, used mainly by the Catholic Church as liturgical rites within the Latin Church, that originated in the area where the Latin language once dominated.
Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (Sinhala language: ඇල්බට් මැල්කම් රංජිත් පටබැඳිගේ දොන්) (born 15 November 1947), often known simply as Malcolm Ranjith or Albert Malcolm Ranjith, is a Sri Lankan cardinal of the Catholic Church.
Mannar (மன்னார், මන්නාරම), formerly spelled Manar, is a large town and the main town of Mannar District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Right Reverend Rayappu Joseph (இராயப்பு யோசப்; born 16 April 1940) is a Sri Lanka Tamil priest and the former Roman Catholic Bishop of Mannar.
The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo (Archidioecesis Columbensis in Taprobane) is a Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, whose ecclesiastical province covers all Sri Lanka plus the Maldives (which are within the archbishopric).
The Diocese of Jaffna (Dioecesis Jaffnensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese for northern Sri Lanka, that dates back as far as the time of St. Francis Xavier.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
Right Reverend Emmanuel Thomas Savundaranayagam (இம்மானுவேல் தோமசு சௌந்தரநாயகம், තෝමස් සවුන්ද්රනායගම්; born 13 July 1938) is a Sri Lankan Tamil priest and former Roman Catholic Bishop of Jaffna.