Easter Sunday

Sunday Mass Canceled in Sri Lanka After Archbishop Warned of Possible Attacks

The archbishop of Colombo announced on Thursday that Sunday Mass will be canceled in his district this weekend due to ongoing security concerns. Catholic schools will also remain closed until further notice, while public schools in Sri Lanka will reopen on Monday with armed security.

Suicide bombers fuel fears among Sri Lanka's majority Buddhists

Sri Lankan Islamist Group Claims Bombing Mastermind Expelled for Preaching Hate

The Daily Mirror of Sri Lanka produced a deep dive into the background of suspected Easter Sunday bombing mastermind Mohamed Zaharan Hashim that includes assertions by the Islamist group National Towheeth Jamaath (NTJ) that Hashim was long ago expelled for preaching hatred and violent extremism.

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New Zealand: ‘No Evidence’ for Sri Lanka Claim Jihad Was Revenge for Christchurch

Officials from other nations are disputing, or at least declining to support, Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene’s contention that the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings in his country, which killed 359 people as of the latest count, were intended as retaliation for the shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.

Baby Joseph Gomes prays standing next to coffins of his family members killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Gomes lost five members of his family. The six near-simultaneous attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels and three related blasts later Sunday …

Sri Lanka Blocks Access to Social Media After Easter Sunday Bombings

The government of Sri Lanka responded to the horrific Easter Sunday bombings by restricting access to social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Officials said they would keep the sites blocked until the counter-terrorism investigation concludes.

A Sri Lankan man mobile phone user shows an image on Twitter showing that the Facebook site had been blocked in Colombo on March 7, 2018. - Telecommunication service providers said they have blocked access to facebook and several other social media platforms on the directive of the government which …

Another French Church Burns on Easter Sunday, Probable Arson

Police have confirmed that a fire in the French church of Notre-Dame de Grâce on Easter Sunday appears to have been intentionally set, making it the latest in a string of desecrations of Christian churches in the country.

French Gendarmes and firemen work outside a house where five people were found dead on January 21, 2013 in Garons, near Nimes, southern France. The bodies of two adults and three children were found by firemen after a neigbour called for a fire in the afternoon. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL …

Sri Lanka: 3 Police Officers Killed in Raid to Arrest Easter Bombers

At least three police officers lost their lives during one of several raids in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo that resulted in the arrest of 13 suspected terrorists hours after suspected jihadis launched coordinated attacks on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, killing 290 and wounding more than 500 others.

Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Eranga Jayawardena/AP

VP Pence Greets U.S. and South Korea Troops for Easter Sunday

Vice President Mike Pence is spending Easter Sunday with both U.S. and Republic of Korea military troops as the first stop on a 10-day tour that marks his first official travel to the Asia-Pacific region as Vice President of the United States.

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Chris Pratt Builds Giant Cross on Easter Sunday

Chris Pratt erected a giant cross on Easter Sunday and posted a step-by-step instructional guide to his process on Instagram. The 36-year-old actor, who’s currently filming Guardians of the Galaxy 2, spent the holiday getting his hands dirty while setting up

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