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Albert Malcolm Ranjith Cardinal Patabendige Don, Sri Lankan Archbishop, Cardinal.

Background

Don, Albert Malcolm Ranjith Cardinal Patabendige was born on November 15, 1947 in Polgahawela, Sri Lanka.

Education

Studied, St. Aloysius Seminary, Borella, Sri Lanka, 1965. Studied, National Seminary, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1966—1970. Bachelor in theology, Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome.

Licence in sacred scripture, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1978. Post-graduate study, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Career

Ordained priest Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1975. Assistant pastor Pamunugama, Sri Lanka. Pastor Payagala & Kalutara, Sri Lanka.

National director Pontifical Mission Societies. Coordinator for human development Archdiocese of Colombo. Ordained bishop, 1991.

Auxiliary bishop Archdiocese of Colombo, 1991—1995. Bishop Diocese of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, 1995—2001. Adjunct secretary Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Rome, 2001—2004.

Archbishop, apostolic nuncio to Indonesia & Timor-Leste, 2004—2005. Secretary Congregation for Divine Worship & Discipline of the Sacraments, Rome, 2005—2009. Archbishop Archdiocese of Colombo, since 2009.

Elevated to cardinal, 2010. Cardinal-priest S. Lorenzo in Lucina, since 2010.