Pope Urges Justice, Unity in Sri Lanka

January 13, 2015 5:37 AM

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Pope Francis has highlighted the need for "justice, healing and unity" in Sri Lanka, where he arrived Tuesday for the start of a week-long trip to Asia.

The pope spoke at the international airport in Colombo, saying Sri Lanka needs to pursue the truth of what happened during its long civil war, and that rebuilding must include a respect for human rights and "the full inclusion of each member of society."

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