In Sri Lanka, Pope calls for truth over violent past

January 13, 2015 9:17 AM

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In Sri Lanka, Pope calls for truth over violent past

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sri Lanka to uncover the truth of what happened during its bloody civil war as part of a healing process between religious communities, as he arrived in Colombo a few days after the island's wartime leaders were voted out.

Soon after landing in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka, Francis appeared to make the case for a truth commission to investigate the 26-year civil war, an election pledge of the government voted into office on Thursday.

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