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New York cardinal celebrates Mass for Sri Lanka victims and families

New York cardinal celebrates Mass for Sri Lanka victims and families

| Armando Machado | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan offered a heartfelt homily on Staten Island on Mother’s Day in memory of the victims of the Easter terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka that left more than 250 dead and hundreds wounded.

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Pope sends condolences to Sri Lanka’s Christians in wake of bombings

Pope sends condolences to Sri Lanka’s Christians in wake of bombings

| Carol Glatz | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of deadly Easter terrorist attacks on Sri Lanka churches and other sites, Pope Francis condemned the brutal killings and called on all Sri Lankans to strengthen efforts to foster peace and justice.

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Churches in Sri Lanka closed for second week in fear of new attacks

Churches in Sri Lanka closed for second week in fear of new attacks

Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses as Sri Lanka’s churches remained closed for a second week for fear of new terrorist attacks after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.

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Blood of martyrs brings new life in Christ

Blood of martyrs brings new life in Christ

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christians” is the famous quote of Tertullian, a second century Father of the Church from North Africa. This sentiment has always served as a source of hope for Christians that death would bring forth new life for the Church.

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Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

| April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fears of suicide bomb attacks kept many Christians and Muslims away from churches and mosques for Sunday Mass and Friday prayers a week after the Easter bombings.

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Cardinal criticizes Sri Lankan government for not taking precautions

Cardinal criticizes Sri Lankan government for not taking precautions

| Michael Sainsbury | April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has blamed the country’s authorities for the security lapse he claims could have prevented Easter bombings, in which the death toll surpassed 320.

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Continuing Easter celebrations, pope again prays for Sri Lanka

Continuing Easter celebrations, pope again prays for Sri Lanka

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in praying for the hundreds of people who died or were injured in bomb blasts the previous day in Sri Lanka.

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USCCB president decries terrorist bombings of Sri Lanka churches, hotels

USCCB president decries terrorist bombings of Sri Lanka churches, hotels

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops termed as “a great evil” the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeting the country’s minority Christian community as worshippers packed three churches.

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