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JUL 08, 2014 - Boston Herald

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Sri Lanka Buddhists want Pope Francis to apologize

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Buddhist group accused of recent attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka says Pope Francis must apologize to Buddhists for atrocities allegedly committed by Christian colonial rulers of the South Asian island nation when he visits next year.Rev. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, a leader of Bodu Bala Sena or Buddhist Power Force, said Tuesday they "are waiting till the Pope comes to see what he is going to say about the crimes here."Portugal, Holland and Britain established colonies in Sri Lanka one after another from 1505 to 1948.

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