Pope Francis travels to war-torn Sri Lanka, urges forgiveness

January 14, 2015 6:17 PM

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Pope Francis travels to war-torn Sri Lanka, urges forgiveness

Jan. 14, 2015: Pope Francis reaches out to bless a Sri Lankan Catholic woman during his visit to the Church of Our Lady of Madhu in Madhu, Sri Lanka. (AP)

MADHU, Sri Lanka – Pope Francis traveled to the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a deeply symbolic show of solidarity with the victims of the country's 25-year civil war and to urge Sri Lankans as a whole to forgive one another "for all the evil which this land has known."

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