Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

The Latest

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith outside his residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Jan. 13, 2015, arrives to greet Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Colombo cardinal says Sri Lankan officials out to mislead pope over probe into 2019 attacks

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, warned that Sri Lanka’s top government officials are out to mislead Pope Francis... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo in his cathedral city, Jan. 13, 2015.

Sri Lankan bishops demand answers from president, two years after Easter bombing

In a July 12 letter addressed to the president of Sri Lanka, Catholic leaders criticized the “lethargic pace” of a... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Cardinal Ranjith leads Sri Lankan Catholics in prayer for justice two years after Easter bombing

More than 260 people died and over 500 were injured in suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019. Read more

Ambulances are seen outside the church premises with gathered people and security personnel following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.

Two years after Easter attacks, Sri Lankan Catholics still calling for answers

Catholic leaders in Sri Lanka are urging the government to step up its efforts to investigate the 2019 Easter Sunday... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo in his cathedral city, Jan. 13, 2015.

Sri Lankan cardinal: It is 'sad and unfortunate' that Easter bombing suspects are released

A year and a half after church and hotel bombings killed 259 people and injured another 500 in Sri Lanka,... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Catholics have forgiven Easter church bombers, says cardinal

Sri Lanka’s Catholics have forgiven the bombers who struck their churches last Easter, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has said.  Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo.

'We will take to the streets': Cardinal demands answers over 2019 Easter bombings

Cardinal Malcom Ranjith of Colombo has said he will lead public protests if the Sri Lankan government fails to produce... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo in his cathedral city, Jan. 13, 2015.

Sri Lankan church re-consecrated, cardinal challenges government

One of the churches in Sri Lanka damaged in attacks on Easter was re-consecrated Sunday. During the ceremony, the Archbishop... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo in his cathedral city, Jan. 13, 2015.

Public Masses suspended for second week in Sri Lanka

Following terrorist attacks and ongoing threats to safety, Masses will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Colombo for a second... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Sri Lanka's Ranjith: 'I would have cancelled' Easter Mass if bomb warnings were passed on

The Archbishop of Colombo says that government officials in Sri Lanka should be fired for failing to act on tips... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Sri Lankan cardinal says religion is best guarantor of 'human rights'

Sri Lanka should not look to the western world's “new religion” of human rights but to its own religious traditions,... Read more