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One hundred and seventy-six children have lost either both or one of their parents in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told the foreign media during his recent visit to Rome.

Cardinal Ranjith who was interviewed by the US-based Catholic channel ‘EWTN’ said his Archdiocese would focus on helping the children who had been traumatised by the bombings.

“One hundred and seventy-six children have lost either both or one of their parents and more than 300 people have been injured in the bombings that took place on April 21. The church is focusing on these groups to help them recover and return to normalcy. The church will not concentrate on the renovation of damaged churches as the government has undertaken that assignment,” the Cardinal said.

Referring to the meeting he had with Pope Francis, the Cardinal said he briefed the former on what had happened and what the church was doing with regard to rebuilding the lives of those affected by the carnage. “I provided the Pope with DVDs on the Easter Sunday attacks,” the Cardinal said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • SandunW Monday, 24 June 2019 09:37 PM

    Cold comfort, and nothing can replace their tragic loss, but the assets seized from the terrorists should definitely be used wisely for the welfare of the children. Perhaps someone honest and reliable like Cardinal Ranjith could oversee this.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:49 AM

    Have u forgotten to remind them once again that Sri Lanka Army never violated human rights as told by you sometimes back.

    SL Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:07 AM

    but PM has no kids so he has no concern or any idea of parents/ kids relationship.He just need to stay in power by making Extremists happy.!

    Venom Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:13 AM

    The Cardinal will keep harping till his pal come back to power!!!

    Sambo Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:43 AM

    That's OK as long as the politicians have got their gains. You think they are worried if 250 or 25000 lost their lives they will care little as long as they gained from it.

    A Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:04 AM

    U are doing better job than the government yr lordship . U should address the UN as well they still support terrorism.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:56 AM

    How come you were dumb when Navaly Church was bombed by SLAF where more than 125 men, women

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