This article published by Agenzia Fides focuses on Sri Lanka, one year after a number of Catholic communities fell victim to terrorist attacks.
Fr. Basil Rohan Fernando, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Sri Lanka, told Agenzia Fides that the Catholic faithful in Sri Lanka spent Easter 2020 remembering the innocent people killed in the terrorist attacks on Easter 2019.
He also reported the completion of a chapel of the martyrs in Negombo, one of the places impacted. The inauguration of the chapel was set for April 21, the first anniversary of the tragedy, but because of the pandemic-caused lockdown, the public event must be postponed to another date, to be determined.
Agenzia Fides also reports that Easter 2020 in Sri Lanka was strongly characterized by forgiveness, referencing a broadcast message from Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo. The cardinal said the community of faithful forgave the perpetrators and did not feel hatred toward them.