Parties urged to refrain from using pope in political campaign

pope francis1The director for the media and information center for the Pope’s visit to Sri Lanka in 2015, urged political groups to refrain from using cut outs of the Pope in their campaigns for the presidential elections.

“It has been brought to our notice that the political posters and cut outs with the picture of the Holy Father have come up in some places in the country. We earnestly request respective authorities and persons to remove those political posters and cut-outs immediately and urge all the political groups to refrain from using either the Holy Father or His visit to Sri Lanka for the political campaign of the presidential election,” said Rev Cyril Gamini Fernando.

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