Catholic Church in Sri Lanka

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A woman was seen paying tribute to victims of the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks at a cemetery in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Church in Sri Lanka to begin canonization process for hundreds killed in 2019 Easter attack

Feb 5, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Colombo has plans to submit a petition to the Vatican to declare those killed in the Easter... Read more

Father Jeewantha Peiris

Sri Lankan priest involved in protests granted bail

Aug 17, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

A priest involved in the recent protests in Sri Lanka has been granted bail after being accused of several criminal... Read more

Pope Francis

Pope Francis implores leaders of Sri Lanka to listen to the cries of the people

Jul 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I join in the grief of the people of Sri Lanka, who continue to suffer the effects of political and... 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

A policeman stands guard at St. Anthony's church in Colombo, Aug. 21, 2021, next to a placard and black flags placed in protest for the alleged failure to prosecute those responsible for the bomb attacks of Easter Sunday 2019. Credit: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP via Getty Images.

Catholics in Sri Lanka fly black flags to protest perceived government failure to prosecute over Easter attack

Aug 24, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Catholics in Sri Lanka wore black and hoisted black flags on Saturday to show their indignation over the government’s failure... Read more