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Mass Offerings for 30 Rosarian Fathers in Sri Lanka

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The Rosarians were Asia’s first contemplative male religious congregation. They were established in 1928 by Father Bastiampillai Anthonipillai Thomas, who was born in a village …

One year after Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, priest demands perpetrators be brought to trial

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“We feel as if we are betrayed. Just to arouse the emotions of the people, the representatives of the government say something about the investigations [into the bombings]. It is only a good slogan for the next election.”

At one-year anniversary of Sri Lanka bombings, Christians have forgiven perpetrators

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“‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,’ and throughout the past year, every Sunday, [our seminarians] have repeated these same words… Yes, we can indeed say that we have forgiven the terrorists.”

At one-year anniversary of Easter 2019 bombings, Sri Lankan cardinal says faithful ‘loved those enemies who killed us’

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“We had pity on them and asked them not to repeat such things. We have taught them that lesson, not hating anyone in any way. This is what civilization means and that is the Resurrection.”

Provide Counseling to Trauma Victims in Sri Lanka

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The morning of Easter Sunday 2019 will haunt Sri Lanka forever. On that day, a series of suicide attacks in three Christian churches and three hotels claimed about 300 lives and injured 500 more.

Christians disappearing from Syria, Iraq—a call for global intervention

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“Persecuted & Forgotten?” warns that the Church in the region could vanish if radical Islamists were to mount another attack on vulnerable communities—a threat highlighted by reports of jihadists escaping prison, as a result of renewed violence in northeastern Syria.

Fox News: ACN co-sponsors UN event on religious persecution

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“I ran towards the church and saw dead bodies strewn across the floor. There were many body parts hands, heads, legs and hands, moistening church floor with blood. There was lamentation and screaming of the people looking for loved ones. Such a horrible sight.”

ACNUSA’s ‘Night of Witness’ focused on plight of persecuted Christians in the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

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He also recalled how 17 years ago, he narrowly escaped death, when young Muslim extremists put a gun to his head: “I felt the cold nozzle of a .45 caliber pistol at the back of my head. Then I heard ‘click.’ Miraculously, the weapon jammed.”

ACN supports ‘healing for the wounds of the heart’ for bombing victims in Sri Lanka

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To provide for their needs, the Archdiocese of Colombo has set up a team of 40 certified trauma therapists. They provide psychological care for grieving, injured and other severely traumatized people.

Sri Lanka bombings hurt people of all faiths

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“THE PEOPLE HERE are good, but the government is bad.” This is the opinion of a Buddhist taxi driver. It’s a view is one widely …

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.