Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lanka’s cardinal of the Catholic Church, said he commends Imam Khomeini (RA) for standing up against the US and maintaining Iran’s dignity and independence.
According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), he made the remark in a Friday meeting with Seyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith underlined Imam Khomeini’s role in promoting human values and said one of the main accomplishments of the Islamic Revolution of Iran was reviving divine values in society.
He added that Islam and Christianity should work together to uphold divine values in the world.
The Sri Lankan cardinal further referred to the sufferings of Palestinians and described Israeli occupation of Palestine as a scar on humanity’s face.
He stressed the need for an end to occupation and restoration of Palestinian rights in order for establishment of peace in the world.