- Dec 9, 2019
Australia’s prime minister said Friday that the Sri Lankan militant group blamed for the Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people had support from the Islamic State group, a day after Sri Lankan officials said they were still evaluating foreign ties.
In the aftermath of the gruesome and tragic series of bombings that took place in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday, much of the immediate response for the Catholic community has been raising funds to rebuild the churches and properties that were destroyed.
Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll from the Easter suicide bombings by nearly one-third, to 253, as authorities hunted urgently for at least five more suspects and braced for the possibility of more attacks in the coming days.
Anusha Kumari lost most of her family in the Easter Sunday terrorist attack in Sri Lanka.
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.”
The dark wooden coffins, sitting side by side, attested to one family’s unspeakable grief.