Sri Lanka attacks Christians pray at home one week after bombings
By Grace Dzuwa
Christians in Sri Lanka have prayed at home one week after a series of deadly bombings by Islamist militants.
According to BBC ,Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith held a televised mass, attended by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
He called the attacks “an insult to humanity” in the service, broadcast from a chapel in his residence.
Sunday church services were cancelled after the attacks on Easter Sunday which killed at least 250 people.
“Today during this mass we are paying attention to last Sunday’s tragedy and we try to understand it,” Cardinal Ranjith said.
“We pray that in this country there will be peace and co-existence and understanding each other without division.”
While Sri Lanka’s churches were empty, scores of people gathered for a public service outside St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo – the site of one of the deadliest bombings.
There, Buddhist monks joined Catholic priests for prayers in a show of solidarity with the Christian community.