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Thursday, April 25th 2019

POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS SRI LANKAN BOMBINGS

Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” and “grave attacks” on Sri Lankan Christians as they celebrated Mass on Easter Sunday morning last.  He led thousands in praying for the 359 people who innocently and tragically died from the suicide bombings.  British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt lamented, “To attack Christian worshippers at Easter, which is a celebration of peace and the holiest day in the Christian calendar, betrays in the attackers an absence of the most basic values of humanity.”

Prayer for Sri Lanka:    

As brothers and sisters in your family we are called to care for one another and to carry each other’s burdens.

Open our hearts to our brothers and sisters who suffer because they voiced their faith in you,

because they bear the name of Christian,

because they dare to proclaim your name.

May they know that across the miles, beyond the silence, we add our prayers to yours for them.

Teach us how we can make a difference to their lives.

Turn our hearts to the members of your family who cry to you for help.  Amen.

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