4 edition of Historical gleanings from Sri Lankan Church history found in the catalog.
Historical gleanings from Sri Lankan Church history
W. L. A. Don Peter
History of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka.
|Other titles||Historical gleanings.|
|Statement||by W.L.A. Don Peter.|
|LC Classifications||BX1646 .D66 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 256 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||256|
|LC Control Number||92910046|
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