Latest Easter News

The Latest: Mass held at church where 100 died in bombing

May. 9, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people when suicide bombers struck three churches and three hotels (all times local): 12 a.m. The first Catholic mass has been celebrated at St. Sebastian's Church in the Sri Lankan city of Negombo...

Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate Mass via TV amid new warnings

May. 5, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed amid fears of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists. Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, offered a televised Mass from his residence that was attended...

Greek man arrested over child's freak Easter Sunday shooting

May. 1, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested a man suspected of firing his gun in the air during Orthodox Easter celebrations and accidentally shooting in the head an eight-year-old girl playing in an adjacent village. In a statement Wednesday, police said the 54-year-old faces charges of...

No Mass for Sri Lanka's Catholics; no veils for Muslim women

Apr. 28, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

AMPARA, Sri Lanka (AP) — The effects of Sri Lanka's Easter suicide bombings reverberated across two faiths Sunday, with Catholics shut out of their churches for fear of new attacks, left with only a televised Mass, and Muslim women ordered to stop wearing veils in public. Many across the nation knelt...