Easter Sunday

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    Lanka falls silent for victims on Easter attacks anniversary

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:23pm on April 21, 2020

    Survivors of last year’s devastating Islamist suicide bombings in Sri Lanka held a private anniversary service Tuesday because of a coronavirus lockdown as the nation...

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    Orthodox Easter services hit by coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:13pm on April 19, 2020

    More than 260 million Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter Sunday, with church leaders urging worshippers to stay at home to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. Yet...

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    Pope marks ‘Easter of solitude’ in coronavirus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 10:45pm on April 12, 2020

    Pope Francis broke with centuries of tradition to livestream Easter Sunday mass to those suffering in the solitude of a coronavirus lockdown that forced the...

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    Silent Easter celebrations as US deaths top 20,000

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:13pm on April 12, 2020

    Christians celebrated Easter Sunday under coronavirus lockdown in many countries with church pews empty and the pope on live stream, as the US death toll...

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    Pope guides locked down world through virtual Easter

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 10:29pm on April 10, 2020

    Church doors will be shut and the Vatican sealed off when Pope Francis leads 1.3 billion Catholics in Easter Sunday celebrations held under a worldwide...

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    The aftermath of the Sri Lanka Easter attacks

    Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    ON APRIL 21, 2019 eight explosions happened all through the island of Sri Lanka almost simultaneously. The explosions specifically targeted the West via luxury hotels...

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    Sri Lanka bans protests against Shia pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on September 02, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court Sunday banned two ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisations from demonstrating against a major Shia holy day, the first on the island since the...

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    Muslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after Easter bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:48am on July 31, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said Tuesday, after...

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    Can Islamic terror be a diplomatic asset?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    PROLIFIC punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take...

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    Drug gangs behind Lanka Easter bombings: president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on July 16, 2019

    International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists...