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US NewsHow world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka

17:10  21 april  2019
17:10  21 april  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

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How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © 2019 Anadolu Agency COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - APRIL 21: Security forces inspect the St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. According to reports at least 129 people killed and over 200 injured in blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels as worshippers attended Easter services. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Archbishop of Colombo is calling for those responsible for the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka to be punished ‘‘mercilessly.’’

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith called on Sri Lanka’s government to launch a ‘‘very impartial strong inquiry’’ and to punish those found responsible ‘‘mercilessly because only animals can behave like that.”

Explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka: '20 killed, 280 injured'

Explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka: '20 killed, 280 injured' At least 20 people have been killed and 280 others injured after a series of blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka, according to a hospital official. A Sri Lanka security official said near-simultaneous blasts hit the six locations. © Thomson Reuters Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21,2019.REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte An explosion ripped through St Anthony's Shrine in the capital Colombo, causing casualties among worshippers.

The Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are the latest flashpoint amid ongoing religious tensions in the island nation. Her Labour colleague Mary Creagh posted on Twitter: 'Sickening # EasterSunday # SriLanka terrorist attacks on churches & hotels.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Archbishop of Colombo is calling for those responsible for the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka to be punished ‘‘mercilessly.’’ The series of blasts at three churches and three luxury hotels killed at least 207 people. It’s the worst spout of violence in Sri Lanka since the

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © Thomson Reuters Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

The series of blasts at three churches and three luxury hotels killed at least 138 people. It’s the worst spout of violence in Sri Lanka since the South Asian country’s bloody civil war ended a decade ago.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was meeting top military officials and tweeted earlier Sunday that ‘‘the government is taking immediate steps to contain the situation.’’

Meanwhile, the violence has drawn sympathies from around the world.

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © Thomson Reuters Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte The archbishop of Paris and parishioners of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral are mourning the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.

May condemns ‘truly appalling’ Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka

May condemns ‘truly appalling’ Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka More than 100 people died in a series of blasts at churches and hotels on Easter Sunday.

Global leaders condemned the coordinated bombings that ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka , a terror attack by a

On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday , three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings.

Archbishop Michel Aupetit tweeted: ‘‘Why so much hate on this day when we celebrate love? On this Easter day, we are in communion with our murdered brethren of Sri Lanka.’’

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © 2019 Anadolu Agency COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - APRIL 21: Security forces secure the area around the St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. According to reports at least 129 people killed and over 200 injured in blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels as worshippers attended Easter services. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Aupetit celebrated Easter Mass for worshippers displaced from normal services at Notre Dame because of Monday’s fire.

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © Thomson Reuters Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte A soldier and several police guarded the building. It was unclear whether the extra security was linked to the Sri Lanka attack, but parishioner Monique Pigere said ‘‘I understand why’’ security is needed, lamenting the ‘‘terrible’’ news.

For Christians in Sri Lanka, violence is at once old and new

For Christians in Sri Lanka, violence is at once old and new The Christian minority faces violence and discrimination in Sri Lanka, but attacks on this scale are without precedent.

The attacks in # SriLanka churches testify to a real genocide perpetrated against Christians. Let us pray for the innocent victims and work towards religious freedom "Terribly saddened by terrorist attacks on Sri Lankan worshippers during Easter . Condolences to friendly govt & people of Sri Lanka .

Congregations were taking part in Easter Sunday services at the churches when the blasts hit. The five-star Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotels in the heart of Colombo were targeted. As night falls in Sri Lanka , we are pausing our live coverage of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned the ‘‘devastating’’ attacks.

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In a statement, Ardern referred to the March 15 shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch in which 50 died.

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © Thomson Reuters A police ambulance carrying casualties enters the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte ‘New Zealand condemns all acts of terrorism and our resolve has only been strengthened by the attack on our soil,’’ Ardern said. ‘‘New Zealand rejects all forms of extremism and stands for freedom of religion and the right to worship safely.’’

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Eight explosions hit Sri Lanka on Sunday , with nearly simultaneous blasts at churches during Easter services and at hotels frequented by foreign guests, police and media The attacks were blamed on religious extremists. St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo was one of the churches targeted by blasts.

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says 115 New Zealanders are registered as being in Sri Lanka but more are likely to be there. There is no indication New Zealanders are among the victims.

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © Thomson Reuters Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte European leaders also were expressing horror at the attacks.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote in a message to his Sri Lankan counterpart that he was ‘‘stunned and horrified’’ by the ‘‘cowardly terror attacks.’’ Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz wrote on Twitter that he was ‘‘deeply shaken and concerned by (the) devious terrorist attacks.’’

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks during a debate on the future of Europe during a plenary session at the European Parliament on April 17, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images) The head of the European Union’s executive Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said he learned of the bombings ‘‘with horror and sadness.’’

British Prime Minister Teresa May has condemned what she called the ‘‘truly appalling’’ attacks.

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President Trump said ‘millions’ died in Sri Lanka terror attack He has egg on his face again. President Trump tweeted his profound sympathies to the 21 million citizens of Sri Lanka, where an Easter terror attack killed at least 200 people. 

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World leaders expressed shock and condemnation over the deadly blasts in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed Here is how political leaders around the world reacted to Sunday 's bloodshed. United Nations. "Terribly saddened by terrorist attacks on Sri Lankan worshippers during Easter .

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © 2019 Getty Images SONNING, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after attending her local church service on Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019 in Sonning, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) May said on Twitter that ‘‘The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time.’’

She added, ‘‘We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to (practice) their faith in fear.’’

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © 2019 Anadolu Agency COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - APRIL 21: Security forces secure the area around the St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. According to reports at least 129 people killed and over 200 injured in blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels as worshippers attended Easter services. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Three Gulf Arab nations have condemned the Easter Sunday bombings

Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates all issued statements via their foreign ministries over the attack.

The UAE called upon ‘‘the international community to close ranks and uproot the scourge of terrorism in order to ensure international peace and security.’’

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images Security personnel stood guard outside the Shangri-La Hotel after Sunday’s attacks. Qatar said it wanted to stress its ‘‘its firm stance on rejecting violence and terrorism.’’

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Is Sri Lanka Easter Massacre a Bid to Revive Global Holy War? NEW YORK—“It’s really a shame it had to come to this,” said an NYPD counterterrorism officer who was posted Sunday morning outside a Catholic church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Inside, the pews were filled with the faithful at Easter mass. I asked her if she and her colleague were there because hundreds of people were killed hours earlier, halfway around the world, at Easter services in Sri Lanka. No, she said, this deployment in New York was scheduled months ago, but she understood the question perfectly well.

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday "Terrible reports from Sri Lanka about bloody attacks on hotels and churches on this Easter Sunday ," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tweeted

Bahrain, meanwhile, said ‘‘these acts of terrorism are incompatible with religious principles and human and moral values.’’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced the series of attacks on churches and hotels as ‘‘cruel and cynical.’’

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka MOSCOW, RUSSIA - APRIL 18, 2019: Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during a meeting in the Kremlin; Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei Nikolsky\TASS via Getty Images) In a telegram of condolences sent to his Sri Lankan counterpart, the Russian leader said Moscow remains a ‘‘reliable partner of Sri Lanka in the fight against international terrorism.’’

He added that the Russians ‘‘share the grief of the relatives of those killed and wish a quick recovery to all those who were wounded’’ after the blasts.

Putin voiced confidence that ‘‘the perpetrators and the masterminds of such a cruel and cynical crime committed amid the Easter festivities will take the punishment they deserve.’’

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka © 2019 Anadolu Agency Turkish President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as he attends his party's meeting with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council Members, District Mayors and District Heads in Istanbul, Turkey on April 20, 2019. (Photo by Turkish Presidency / Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the Easter Sunday attacks.

In comments posted on Twitter, Erdogan offered his condolences to families of the victims and to the people of Sri Lanka.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: ‘‘Regardless of the motive, the attack in Sri Lanka is the same as the traitorous attack in Christchurch: cowardly, barbaric and cruel.’’

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One of the Sri Lanka attackers studied in UK One of the suicide bombers in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks studied in the UK. The country's Deputy Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene also told a press conference that an explosion in Colombo earlier was a controlled blast on a motorbike near the Savoy hotel.At the conference the minister revealed that there were nine suicide bombers, and eight have been identified. 60 people have been arrested and 32 of those are still in custody - all of which are Sri Lankan.

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One of the Sri Lanka attackers studied in UK.
One of the suicide bombers in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks studied in the UK. The country's Deputy Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene also told a press conference that an explosion in Colombo earlier was a controlled blast on a motorbike near the Savoy hotel.At the conference the minister revealed that there were nine suicide bombers, and eight have been identified. 60 people have been arrested and 32 of those are still in custody - all of which are Sri Lankan.

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