AP PHOTOS: Sri Lanka’s Catholics hope to heal war’s wounds

January 12, 2015 8:39 AM

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — On the road into the capital from the main airport, dozens of the faithful have turned out in recent days to clean and decorate the Catholic churches that Pope Francis will pass on his Tuesday drive into Colombo.

“It is a privilege to see him with our own eyes,” said Sister Mary Cleophus, a nun and longtime teacher who was hanging decorative cloths of white and yellow — the papal colors — at Saints Peter and Paul Church.

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