As a security precaution, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith delivers televised sermon one week after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka’s Catholics awoke to celebrate Sunday mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks.

A week after Easter suicide bombings at three churches and three hotels killed at least 253 people, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, delivered a homily before members of the clergy and the country’s leaders in a small chapel at his Colombo residence – an extraordinary measure underlining the fear still gripping this nation of 21 million people.

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