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Sri Lanka Bombings: At least 207 people were killed by explosions in the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, churches and hotels – live updates

Bombings kill hundreds in the capital of Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. A series of eight Sri Lankan bombing raids targeting Christian churches and hotels in three cities killed at least 207 people and injured up to 450 others on Easter Sunday. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene described the coordinated blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists. The following we …

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Easter Sunday explosions in several churches and hotels shake Sri Lanka, the death toll rises to over 200

More than 207 people died and hundreds were injured after six near-simultaneous explosions hit three churches and three luxury hotels in and outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday. Hours later, two more blasts followed. One Interior of the St. Anthony's shrine after an explosion struck on April 21, 2019 the St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka. …

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Sri Lanka Explosions: At least 75 dead and hundreds in multiple explosions in churches and hotels

The corpses of the dead were received at the Colombo National Hospital, according to hospital sources. Most of the injured were also taken there, the hospital said. Sri Lankan police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera confirmed the explosions, some of which took place in the capital Colombo . There were "many victims, including foreigners" Sri Lankan deputy Harsha de Silva. De Silva …

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Sri Lanka explosions: 50 were killed when churches and hotels were targeted

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media signature Deadly explosions in Sri Lanka According to reports, at least 50 people were killed in explosions and more than 200 injured in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. At least six explosions have been reported. Three churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa were targeted during the Easter services. Shangri La, …

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In a single congregation in Louisiana, three black churches have been burned within 10 days

ATLANTA – Three historically black churches have been burned in less than two weeks in a southern Louisiana township, where officials said they each had "suspicious elements". The officials did not exclude the possibility of arson or the possibility of a connection between the fires. "Something is definitely happening in this community," US State Marshal H. Browning said in a …

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Scuffle at the holy site of Jerusalem upset Egypt, churches

A brawl between Israeli police and Coptic priests at a Christian shrine in Jerusalem on Wednesday resulted in condemnation from Egypt and churches in the Holy Land Police and Coptic priests quarreled in front of a contested chapel in the church of the saint Sepulcher in Jerusalem, where many Christians believe that Jesus was crucified, buried and risen. The Copts …

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Bishops bloody, besieging churches in Nicaragua crackdown

DIRIAMBA, Nicaragua – A pro-government mob pushed, battered and scratched Cardinal Leopold Brenes and other Catholic leaders as they attempted to enter the Basilica of San Sebastian. "Killer!" People called. An auxiliary bishop was hit on the arm with a kind of sharp object. The ugly scene in the normally sleepy city of Diriamba, an hour's drive south of Nicaragua's …

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Bishops bloody, besieging churches in Nicaragua crackdown

DIRIAMBA, Nicaragua – A pro-government mob shoved, battered and scratched Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes and other Catholic leaders as they attempted to enter the Basilica of San Sebastian. "Killer!" People called. An auxiliary bishop was hit on the arm with a kind of sharp object. The ugly scene in the normally sleepy town of Diriamba, an hour's drive south of Nicaragua's …

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