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Churches in Sri Lanka resume services

COLOMBO (UCAN): Catholic churches in Sri Lanka reopened for Sunday Mass on the weekend of May 12 as bishops stepped up efforts to ensure interfaith harmony following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks that killed 258 people.
 
Church-run schools are also slated to reopen after state schools resumed classes on May 6.
 
Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said Sunday Mass were resumed after consideration of the security situation in the country.
 

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Sri Lanka attacks heighten security fears in Goa

PANJIM (UCAN): The Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka have spurred the state of Goa, India, to provide security for its ancient Christian buildings, but Church leaders say much more is needed.
 
“Goa needs to take extra precautions,” Pramod Sawant, Goa’s chief minister told media on April 22.
 

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Human chain in India honours Sri Lankan blast victims

NEW DELHI (UCAN): About a hundred people, including Muslims, joined hands to form a human chain in front of New Delhi’s Sacred Heart Cathedral on April 23 to pay homage to the victims of suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 359 people, mostly Christians.
 
Leaders from Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths came together to express solidarity with the families of victims of the Easter Sunday blasts.
 

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