Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jul 23, 2019 / 19:01 pm
One of the churches in Sri Lanka damaged in attacks on Easter was re-consecrated Sunday. During the ceremony, the Archbishop of Colombo criticized the government's investigation of the attacks.
St. Sebastian's parish in Negombo, nearly 25 miles north of Colombo, was re-consecrated July 21 by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith.
The church was one of several targeted in bombings across Sri Lanka April 21. The attacks killed more than 250, and wounded another 500.
During his homily, the cardinal encouraged Catholics and Muslims to work together to stem the spread of terrorism. He also challenged Sri Lankan officials to reconsider their political agenda, charging that there has been a failure in the investigation of the attacks.