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On-line diary to cover Cardinal Cormac's Sri Lanka visit
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¬†A special Web Diary on the Diocese of Westminster's website http://www.rcdow.org.uk will allow people to keep up to date with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's Christmas 2005 visit to Sri Lanka which is taking place to mark the anniversary of the tsunami. The online diary will also feature photographs from Sri Lanka and weblinks to charities and other organisations involved in relief projects. The weblink for the diary is www.rcdow.org.uk/srilanka The Cardinal will be in Sri Lanka from December 26th 2005 ≠ January 5th 2006. He will be accompanied by Chris Bain, the director of the Catholic aid agency CAFOD, which has pledged £4.8m to partners in Sri Lanka. Also travelling with the Cardinal will be his public affairs director, Austen Ivereigh, who will manage the updating of the diary. The visit begins in the capital Colombo and will also include the inspection of relief projects in Batticaloa, on the east coast of Sri Lanka and the focus of CAFOD's relief work. The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami killed more than 200,000 people in countries as far apart as Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Somalia. In Sri Lanka, over 30,000 people died in the tsunami and tens of thousands were made homeless. More than 6,500 temporary homes have been completed by CAFOD's partner, Caritas Sri Lanka, throughout the country, with over 4,000 temporary houses in Batticaloa. Source: Archbishop's House
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