Christianity is surging in the landlocked South Asian democratic republic.
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Claims were made during the hearing that Father Peiris was guilty of criminal offenses, including being part of an unlawful assembly, obstructing public employees from performing duties, and criminal assault.
The Holy Father also expressed his closeness to the people of Libya and Ukraine on Sunday.
The Sri Lankan cardinal discussed a wide variety of topics with the Register April 29.
Meanwhile, activists in the Asian island-nation credit the Catholic Church’s ‘bold and strong stance’ with helping to inspire massive protests against the Sri Lankan government’s management of the country’s economic crisis.
Cardinal Ranjith said there are many survivors who still carry the scars, both physical and emotional, from the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019.
The government has said the suspects were released due to a lack of evidence, but Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, as well as friends and family of the victims, have said they fear the release points to corruption.
Sri Lankan Catholics told the Register that the cardinal’s act of forgiveness, expressed at Easter Mass on April 12, is only one aspect of the process that is needed to ward off renewed religious violence.
Nine suicide bombers targeted two Catholic churches, one evangelical church and three hotels on April 19, 2019, killing an estimated 259 people and injuring more than 500.
EDITORIAL: Religious communities are in the crosshairs of extremist forces fueled by grotesque ideologies and personal grievances