Catholic Bishop’s Conference advises citizens to act wisely in presidential election

Catholic Bishop’s Conference advises citizens to act wisely in presidential election

Catholic Bishop’s Conference advises citizens to act wisely in presidential election

Written by Staff Writer

30 Oct, 2019 | 9:39 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Catholic Bishop’s Conference in Sri Lanka calls on citizens to discern wisely and courageously on the choice of Presidential Candidate.

Issuing a statement, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference said the chosen presidential candidate should be a person of integrity to work in close collaboration with all to safeguard the freedom and rights of the people.

The release added that the President of the country should rise above party politics.

The Catholic Bishop’s Conference also called on the leaders of the country to commit themselves to ensure that religious extremism and racism is eradicated and peaceful coexistence among all ethnic and religious segments is vigorously pursued.

The release further noted that it is incumbent upon the future president and leaders to take drastic measures to eradicate corruption at all levels.

It also added that all citizens should be mindful of the right and also the duty to use their vote freely to further the common good.

 

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