Sri Lanka mass cancelled over 'specific attack threat'
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 2:49 PM
Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church said it had cancelled plans to resume Sunday services because of fears of fresh bomb attacks. A spokesman for Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the Church received "specific information of two possible attacks against churches," and it was decided to call off the May-5 mass. The Church had planned to resume public-services for the first-time since the Easter Sunday attacks.
Thousands Reach Shrine Basilica In Tamil Nadu For Easter Celebrations
Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:37 AM
Thousands of devotees have thronged the Shrine Basilica in Tamil Nadu's Vailankanni for Easter celebrations. The celebrations, which commenced last night, will continue today. As a mark of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, a candlelight procession commenced at 11 PM on Saturday. At midnight, the resurrection of Jesus was announced by the parish priest Prabhakar Adigalar, followed by special prayers, church officials said.