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Pope Francis meets with the Sri Lankan community in Italy in St. Peter’s Basilica, April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis asks authorities to shed light on Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This will bring peace to your conscience and to the nation,’ the pope said. Read more

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

Sep 9, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

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

April 21, 2021: Catholics mark the second anniversary of the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 260 people.

Former Sri Lankan cabinet minister arrested for alleged links to Easter 2019 anti-Christian terror

Apr 28, 2021

Two years after bombings in Sri Lanka killed hundreds at several churches and hotels on Easter, police on Saturday arrested... 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

Mar 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

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 outside his residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Jan. 13, 2015.

Catholic bishops urge Sri Lankan government to release report on 2019 Easter bombings

Feb 24, 2021

The Sri Lankan government must release its report on the Easter 2019 terrorist attack on Christian churches and hotels, say... Read more

St Mary's church in Negombo in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan priest: Government has failed to investigate 2019 Easter bombings

Apr 22, 2020

A Sri Lankan priest criticized the government’s response to last year’s Easter bombings, saying the failure to thoroughly investigate has... Read more

St Mary's church in Negombo in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Christians 'have no hate in their hearts,' Ministerial hears

Jul 17, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Survivors of deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka have forgiven their perpetrators, but distrust between religious groups threatens a... Read more

A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard outside St. Theresa’s church in Colombo on May 12, 2019.

Sri Lanka holds first public Masses since Easter attacks

May 13, 2019

The Sri Lankan Catholic Church on May 12 held its first public Sunday Masses since suicide bombers claimed more than... Read more

Sri Lankan Catholic students.

‘Bodies were everywhere’: Sri Lanka priests recount the horror of Easter attacks

May 7, 2019

By Mary Farrow

As Fr. Eranga De-Silva finished celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at his parish in Sri Lanka, he noticed policemen guarding the... Read more

Police officers in Colombo.

Sri Lankan police chief resigns over bombings

Apr 26, 2019

The Sri Lanka chief of police resigned this week after bombings left dead more than 200 Christians on Easter morning.... Read more