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Catholics Join Sri Lankan Community In Mourning Lives Lost In Bombing

“As we pray for the victims of the Sri Lankan bombing and their families, let us be agents of non-violence and peace in our families, our countries and the world, said Archbishop Chong.
28 Apr 2019 14:33
Catholics Join Sri Lankan Community In Mourning Lives Lost In Bombing

“Consistent practice of non-violence has broken barriers, bound wounds and healed nations.”

This was the message by the the head of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong who joined in solidarity with the local Sri Lankan community in mourning the loss of lives lost in the recent Easter bombings of Churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

In his message Archbishop Chong quoted Pope Francis 2017 World Day Peace message: “ to cultivate non-violence in our most personal thoughts and values; and that a culture of non-violence is not an unattainable dream but a path that has produced decisive results.”

“As we pray for the victims of the Sri Lankan bombing and their families, let us be agents of non-violence and peace in our families, our countries and the world, said Archbishop Chong.

Sri Lanka’s Consulate General Ajith Kodagoda led the Sri Lankan community to this morning’s mass. They also presented gifts that included the Sri Lankan flag, two candles which represented the loss of innocent lives and gifts for the poor and unprivileged in our society.

Present as well, were members of the Interfaith Search Group and other Christian communities.



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