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Victims of Easter bombings in Sri Lanka call on Pope to help them uncover the truth

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“At first the responsibility was laid at the feet of the Islamic community, but now there are elements that point to a political plot, with connections between certain political groups and the extremists who set off the bombs.”

Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka–unanswered questions

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“My suspicions came up immediately after the attack, because I felt that a ragtag band of youngsters could not have carried out this kind of very professional thing.”

Sri Lanka: Cardinal wants clarity on suspicion of political collusion in Easter Sunday bombings

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“They knew beforehand from information they had gathered and also from warnings given by the Indian intelligence services, but they did nothing. In fact, the government seems to have done its best to prevent the arrest of the attackers.”

Help Renovate and Enlarge a Chapel in Sri Lanka

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The Parish of Maliboda Daraniyagala includes 53 Catholic families who work as day laborers on the tea plantations of the region. Like their mainly Hindu …

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.

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