- Feb 24, 2020
The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels, killing more than 200 people, were carried out by seven suicide bombers from a domestic militant group named National Thowfeek Jamaath, a government official said Monday.
Police in Sri Lanka said Monday the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of possible suicide attacks before the violence.
Sri Lanka should not look to the western world’s “new religion” of human rights but to its own religious traditions, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo said Sunday during his homily at Mass.
As a thought experiment, ponder who might be the candidate of center-right cardinals in a future papal election. How about Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston?
The 238-foot-tall tree costs $80,000, and was criticized by the Catholic Church as a “waste of money.” Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, representing the island nation’s 1.5 million Catholics, suggested that the funds would be better spent on helping the poor.