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Some 216 Catholics from two different churches, St. Sebastian and St. Anthony, “were massacred in cold blood” in the attack.
The protesters reiterated calls for the government to uncover the truth behind the 2019 attacks
Cardinal Ranjith has questioned the government’s narrative of attacks and has consistently called for an international investigation
The Catholic Church is one of the few institutions that has “the wherewithal” to take on the Sri Lankan government in pursuit of justice
The court ruling was issued on January 12 following a lawsuit filed by 13 families and local Church leaders
It is the first time that a head of state in Sri Lanka has been held responsible for failing to prevent a terror attack
"We have suggested to the bishops to use this moment as an opportunity to express the pain and displeasure of the Catholic community"
"It is a very happy time," said Dharshani Weerapathran, a Tamil beneficiary, during the hand-over event attended by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo
The cardinal urged the country’s new president to look into allegations of political conspiracy behind the attacks
The pope made the appeal in an address to Italy’s Sri Lankan community in St. Peter’s Basilica marking the third anniversary of the attacks