(AsiaNews) 07/14/2012 – The Oblate of Mary Immaculate priest was killed in 1987 in Buttala. The anniversary of his ordination falls in July. The memory of his great work among the poor.
July marks the anniversary of ordination of Fr. Michael Rodrigo, Oblate of Mary Immaculate murdered by an unknown assailant in 1987 in Buttala. Fr. Mike is considered a “prophet” and a “martyr” of Sri Lanka of the twentieth century for his work among the local Buddhist community, into which he had managed to integrate himself and to teach about Christianity without violating their customs and traditions. Below, AsiaNews publishes a public testimonial by Fr. Reid Shelton Fernando, chaplain of Young Christian Workers (YCW) and Christian Workers Movement (CWM).