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By Reuters | Colombo, Sri Lanka
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 11:33 AM IST
Hundreds of worshippers, including survivors and relatives of the victims, gathered at the shrine in the capital, Colombo, for the feast of St. Anthony of Padua.
By Associated Press | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed amid fears of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.
By Associated Press | Ampara (Sri Lanka)
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:26 PM IST
At the YMCA, a group of young girls held Sunday school near a portrait of Christ. Sajith Liyanage, a 51-year-old Catholic, said he remained worried and would watch Mass on TV.
By Associated Press | Ampara, Sri Lanka
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Sri Lanka’s Catholics on Sunday awoke preparing to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people.
By Press Trust of India | Colombo
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 03:31 PM IST
He said three priests had been celebrating the mass at the time of the blast. Two of them were badly injured by flying glass and debris, and one was only lightly injured because he was behind the altar.