Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 29, 2019 / 16:48 pm
One week after the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, authorities continue to seek those responsible for the violence, while enacting new security measures throughout the country.
With police urging caution over potential future attacks, Catholic leaders have temporarily closed all of the nation's churches, and the government has enacted an emergency law to restrict face-covering veils.
On Sunday, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, highlighted the difficulty of this current time during a televised Mass at a private chapel in his residence.
"This is a time our hearts are tested by the great destruction that took place last Sunday," said Ranjith, according to the Associated Press. "This is a time questions such as, does God truly love us, does he have compassion toward us, can arise in human hearts."