- Carol Zimmermann
- Feb 16, 2020
All Sri Lankans “are going through one of the saddest and most devastating periods of our history,” Father Nalaka Silva told those gathered at an evening interfaith memorial service April 24 in New York for the victims and all people affected by the Easter terrorist attacks.
Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving behind a grisly discovery Saturday: 15 bodies, including six children.
Sri Lankan Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said he is struggling following the Easter bombings in his country “because there are no words with which I can console my people.”
Three almost simultaneous explosions hit three churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing some 130 people and wounding many.
Japan’s Catholic bishops have announced they’ll conduct a review of clerical abuse cases in all 16 of the country’s dioceses.
Pope Francis on Friday expressed “heartfelt solidarity” for New Zealand and its Muslim community in the wake of shooting attacks on two mosques that left 49 people dead.