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A Catholic Town at the Center of Sri Lanka’s Deadly Attacks

posted on April 22, 2019

The Associated Press’s Gemunu Amarasinghe writes that the Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo is in mourning after a church there was bombed as part of a coordinated attack on a half-dozen churches and hotels across the country. At least 110 people were killed at St. Sebastian’s Church, a Catholic church in a town that has been called “Little Rome” for its many churches and tightly knit Catholic community. Amarasinghe writes, “On Monday, many people came to pray in the garden outside the church, gathering at a statue of St. Sebastian, an early Christian martyr who was riddled with arrows during Roman persecutions.”

Read at The Associated Press