The Archbishop of Colombo advised the faithful not to believe in the misleading newspaper ad which circulated the misleading ad that Sunday Masses were being held in hotel room in the city of Colombo.
The ad appeared on the front page of the late City Edition of the Daily Mirror titled, “Celebrating Women in Ministry” and it said that Sunday Mass were held in the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith wrote his comments in a letter addressed to the parish priests of his diocese. He said that it “has nothing to do with the Catholic Church” and “is not in any way to be canonically considered equivalent to the Sunday Mass celebrated by the Church.”
The Cardinal continued by saying Mass could be “celebrated only by a priest duly ordained to that ministry by a bishop of the Catholic Church.”