Sri Lanka: Arcbishop cancels mass after attack threat

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The Sri Lanka Catholic Church might not be having church service anytime soon, after this Sunday services was cancelled following a “specific threat” of fresh bomb attacks against at least two places of worship.

According to reports, the archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, had wanted to resume regular mass from May 5, but the new information made them put it off indefinitely.

According to his spokeman of the Arcbishop, “On the advice of the security forces, we have decided not to have Sunday masses in any of the churches,” the spokesman said. “There is a specific threat against two locations.”

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The Church had planned to resume Sunday public services for the first time since the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 257 people.

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