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Sri Lanka officials say little-known Islamic group to blame for Easter...

BANGKOK -- The Sri Lankan government blamed little-known Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama'ath for the Easter suicide bombings that targeted three churches and three...

Pope Francis leads prayers for hundreds killed and injured in Sri...

VATICAN CITY -- On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying for the hundreds of people who...

Sri Lankan Buddhist center breaks tradition, shows pope revered relic

MAKOLA, Sri Lanka — When Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a prominent Buddhist temple in Colombo Jan. 14, the head of the...

At Marian shrine, pope tells Sri Lankans reconciliation requires repentance

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis told Sri Lankans seeking reconciliation after two-and-a-half decades of civil war that, before they can forgive...

Pope Francis proclaims Sri Lanka’s first saint, right to religious freedom

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Canonizing Sri Lanka’s first saint, who ministered to Catholics under persecution three centuries earlier, Pope Francis proclaimed what...

Pope Francis to Sri Lankans: Reconciliation means dialogue, ‘pursuit of truth’

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Arriving in Sri Lanka, a country recovering from two-and-a-half decades of ethnic and religious civil war, Pope Francis...

Sri Lankans prepare for pope’s visit tomorrow

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Hours before Pope Francis was to arrive in Sri Lanka, people in Colombo were busy with final preparations. While Sri Lankan...

Pope will visit Philippines, Sri Lanka in January

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle confirmed July 29 that Pope Francis will visit Jan. 15-19, after spending several days in Sri...

Pope plans to visit Sri Lanka

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When civil strife, conflict and bloodshed have pitted people of different ethnic groups against one another, reconciliation is particularly...

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