Some of Sri Lanka’s most famous singers will sing together to prop up the Catholic Church’s push to celebrate the Nation’s First Saint Joseph Vaz on February 26 at St Lucia’s Cathedral in Colombo. A mass in Latin will be held for the first time in Sri Lanka after nearly half a century officiated by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith.
According to Cardinal Ranjith at a press conference, 100 reputed singers with 200 schoolchildren will be part of the celebration with priests and nuns.
“We believe that when we sing, we pray twice and we invite all music lovers to join us,” Cardinal Ranjith told journalists.
He noted that the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has played a huge role in shaping the careers of many singers in the country.
The singers will be directed by Britisher Gregory Rose while the schoolchildren will be guided by veteran musician Francis de Almeida.