Sri Lankan priest expelled

January 1997
Christian Century;1/29/97, Vol. 114 Issue 4, p92
Reports on the excommunication of Sri Lankan priest Tissa Balasuriya by the Vatican. Alleged views of the priest on papal infallibility; Reaction of the priest against the Vatican's decision; Support of Balasuriya from Third World clergy and theologicians.


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