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Sri Lanka ends emergency rule imposed after Easter bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has ended four months of emergency rule imposed after suicide attacks on Easter Sunday killed more than 260 people. The president’s office said President..
Seattle Times - Published

Cardinal Ranjith: prods Sri Lanka's political leaders to investigate Easter bombings (Colombo Gazette)

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka has announced that he will refuse to meet with presidential candidates until the release of reports from an investigation into the bombings that killed..
Catholic Culture - Published

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"Kieran's View" bench unveiled in Lakeside for boy killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Family of Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa held a celebration of life ceremony for him in Lakeside, unveiling a new bench in his honor. The 11-year-old had just visited his dad in Lakeside before traveling to..

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"Kieran's View" bench unveiled in Lakeside for boy killed in Sri Lanka bombing [Video]"Kieran's View" bench unveiled in Lakeside for boy killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Family of Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa held a celebration of life ceremony for him in Lakeside, unveiling a new bench in his honor. The 11-year-old had just visited his dad in Lakeside before traveling to..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:11Published

Woman's sight saved by dragging tumour out of nose [Video]Woman's sight saved by dragging tumour out of nose

A mother had her eyesight saved when surgeons removed her brain tumour - by dragging it out of her NOSE in a pioneering operation.Jackie Llewellyn-Robinson, 48, was diagnosed with meningioma, a tumour..

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Police Officers Reunite With Baby They Delivered On Easter [Video]Police Officers Reunite With Baby They Delivered On Easter

Several Chicago police officers had a heart-warming reunion on Tuesday with the baby they helped bring into the world on Easter.

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Sri Lankan cardinal urges independent probe on Easter attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The head of the Roman Catholic Church has called for an independent and transparent commission to investigate the Easter Sunday attack that killed 263 people. Cardinal..
Seattle Times - Published

How one Cambodian refugee found Catholicism through her mother

Silver Spring, Md., Jul 30, 2019 / 03:17 am (CNA).- Phally Budock owes a lot to her mother. Not only did her mother’s steadfast faith in God save the life of her family several times during a..
CNA - Published

Easter Day attacks imperil Sri Lanka economic recovery

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Shocks from deadly suicide bombings on Easter Day in Sri Lanka are still reverberating throughout its economy in the worst crisis since the South Asian island nation's civil..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lankan church re-consecrated, cardinal challenges government

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jul 23, 2019 / 08:01 pm (CNA).- One of the churches in Sri Lanka damaged in attacks on Easter was re-consecrated Sunday. During the ceremony, the Archbishop of Colombo criticized..
CNA - Published

Sri Lankan Christians 'have no hate in their hearts,' Ministerial hears

Washington D.C., Jul 17, 2019 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Survivors of deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka have forgiven their perpetrators, but distrust between religious groups threatens a tenuous..
CNA - Published

Officers reunited with baby girl they helped deliver on Easter

Chicago S-T - Published

Iraqi Christians face uncertain future, U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom says

Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The security of Christians in Northern Iraq remains “tenuous” and will require close attention in the future, the State Department’s religious..
CNA - Published

Christians in China targeted for persecution on Easter (Bitter Winter)

The Chinese government harassed “dissident Catholics, house church Protestants, and even devotees of the government-controlled [Protestant] Three Self Church,” according to a recent report by an..
Catholic Culture - Published

Christians Who Died on Easter Were Victims of a Global – And Escalating – Hatred of Christianity

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday victims (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Sri Lanka. April 21. Five hundred wounded, over 300 dead in terrorist attacks.
CNSNews.com - Published

Sri Lanka holds first public Masses since Easter attacks

Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 13, 2019 / 04:13 pm (CNA).- The Sri Lankan Catholic Church on May 12 held its first public Sunday Masses since suicide bombers claimed more than 250 lives and injured hundreds..
CNA - Published

Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use

BERLIN (AP) — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall. Its silver pipes and vats contain..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Sri Lanka shrine, attacked on Easter Sunday, reopens for a few hours (AsiaNews)

St. Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade (Facebook page) dates from the early 19th century, and the current church was consecrated in 1940.
Catholic Culture - Published

‘Bodies were everywhere’: Sri Lanka priests recount the horror of Easter attacks

Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 7, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- As Fr. Eranga De-Silva finished celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at his parish in Sri Lanka, he noticed policemen guarding the three entrances to the..
CNA - Published

All directly involved in Sri Lanka attacks dead or arrested

Sri Lankan police say two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Public Masses suspended for second week in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2, 2019 / 02:09 pm (CNA).- Following terrorist attacks and ongoing threats to safety, Masses will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Colombo for a second week, Catholic leaders..
CNA - Published

A Sunday matinee twist: Nurse becomes man's lifesaving superhero

Shyvonne Allen-Ibitoye has no idea what made her change her mind on Easter Sunday and choose a matinee screening of "Shazam!" instead of attending church, but the change in plans for the registered..
Newsday - Published

Despite ongoing threats, ordination Mass takes place in Sri Lanka

Thannamunai, Sri Lanka, May 1, 2019 / 12:14 am (CNA).- As most Catholic churches remain closed across Sri Lanka, following the *Easter bombings* that claimed more than 250 lives, one parish in a small..
CNA - Published

Social media, polarization risk fueling violence, bishop says

Scranton, Pa., Apr 30, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Religious intolerance and violence are being fueled by a polarized society and fanned by social media, Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton told..
CNA - Published

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban nine days after terrorist bombings

Sri Lanka's president ordered an end to the country's temporary ban on social media. The ban was instituted after devastating suicide bombings on Easter Sunday left more than 250 people dead. According..
engadget - Published

New safety measures in place after Sri Lanka bombings

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 29, 2019 / 05:48 pm (CNA).- One week after the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, authorities continue to seek those responsible for the violence, while enacting new security measures..
CNA - Published

AOC accuses Kellyanne Conway of trying to 'stoke suspicion' about her faith

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday alleged Kellyanne Conway was attempting to "stoke suspicion" regarding the freshman rep's religion after the White House adviser questioned why she didn't..
FOXNews.com - Published

Sri Lankans attend Mass at home with churches shut down after bombings

With churches in Sri Lanka closed a week after suicide bombings killed more than 250 people on Easter, Catholics in the island nation celebrated Mass in their homes Sunday via a televised broadcast..
FOXNews.com - Published

AOC Fires Back At Criticism of Her Sri Lanka Response

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday accused White House counselor Kellyanne Conway of using the Sri Lanka bombings as a way to "stoke suspicion" of the freshman lawmaker's Christianity...
Newsmax - Published

Manhunt continues for suspects connected to deadly Sri Lanka attacks

The search continues for those behind the deadly bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter. On Friday, armed men set off an explosion and a shootout occured after authorities arrived. BBC News' Yogita Limaye..
CBS News - Published

The Latest: Sri Lanka troops find 15 bodies in raid on house

The Latest on Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka (all times local): 8:50 a.m.
FOXNews.com - Published

After grief and chaos, picture of Sri Lanka bombers emerges

An impatient little girl in a pretty dress pulls on the hand of a man, possibly her grandfather, as they cross a brick courtyard outside St. Sebastian's Church on Easter Sunday.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lankan police chief resigns over bombings

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 26, 2019 / 04:40 pm (CNA).- The Sri Lanka chief of police resigned this week after bombings left dead more than 200 Christians on Easter morning. An official at the defense..
CNA - Published

Prince William and Kate Middleton Visited Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Their Home on Easter Sunday

A source tells ET that 'a number of family members' were at Frogmore Cottage for the holiday.
Entertainment Tonight - Published

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

People grieved in Sri Lanka after suicide attacks that struck worshippers in churches on Easter Sunday and guests eating breakfast at luxury hotels in the capital. Some survivors, bandages covering..
Seattle Times - Published

Chick-fil-A cow delivers miracle meal to boy before surgery

This boy's nurse pulled off an fast food miracle for him the day before his brain surgery. She managed to have fresh Chick-fil-A delivered to him on Easter Sunday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Surge in Jobless Claims Blamed on Easter and Grocery Strike

You can partly blame the Easter Bunny for the biggest jump in weekly U.S. unemployment filings since 2017.
Newsmax - Published

Woman Falls Asleep on the Beach, LAPD Patrol Cruiser Runs Her Over

woman falls asleep on the beach, lapd patrol cruiser runs her over
You never really expect to be run over by a patrol cruiser, but you expect it even less when you’re at the beach, lying on the sand, catching some sun and some Zs. It happened on Easter Sunday at..
autoevolution - Published

'Dallas' Star Ken Kercheval Passed Away on Easter Sunday

While details surrounding his death are not clear, the 83-year-old actor famed for his role as Cliff Barnes on the hit 1980s soap has successfully battled lung cancer in 1994.
AceShowbiz - Published

Surveillance footage shows attackers before deadly Sri Lanka bombing

New surveillance footage shows two of the bombers who killed hundreds in Sri Lanka. Video shows the moments before the deadly attack on Easter Sunday. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
CBS News - Published

Watch the Building Process of the Man-Made Mountain at Kanye West's Coachella Sunday Service

Kanye West's Sunday Service at Coachella on Easter Sunday (April 21) was complete with gospel singers, thousands upon thousands of attendees and...
Billboard.com - Published

Sri Lanka's Ranjith: 'I would have cancelled' Easter Mass if bomb warnings were passed on

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 24, 2019 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Colombo says that government officials in Sri Lanka should be fired for failing to act on tips that terrorists attacks were..
CNA - Published

‘Hail Satan?’ Subject the Satanic Temple Says it’s Been Recognized as a Church by the IRS

The Satanic Temple has been officially recognized as a church by the Internal Revenue Service, three months after taking Sundance by storm as the subject of the documentary “Hail Satan?” According..
The Wrap - Published

Sri Lanka’s Muslims Face an Angry Backlash

The country had little history of Christian-Muslim violence, but when Muslim extremists bombed churches on Easter Sunday, everything changed.
NYTimes.com - Published

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