Catholic Missionary Work in Sri Lanka
Population: 22.235 million
Percent Below Poverty Line: 8.9%
Sri Lanka is the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. But its population of 22.235 million people lives in disarray after 25 years of civil war. Although the war (which left hundreds of thousands of civilians internally displaced) is over, ethnic tensions still remain. Only 7.4% of people in Sri Lanka are Christians, including Catholics. With your generosity, we have the opportunity to spread the love of Jesus Christ in this war-torn country.