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Catholics to resume Mass

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church said public masses will recommence Sunday under heavy security.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the Church was closely observing investigations into the April 21 suicide attacks and wanted to be sure of the security state before returning to daily services.

The cardinal, who is also Archbishop of Colombo, led a private memorial mass that was aired live on television last Sunday after terminating all public services amid fears of a repeat of the attacks.

Meanwhile, the cardinal has rejected offer by the Prime Minister when offered a bullet proof vehicle for his protection.

He quoted “I am sure the God will protect me. If I am to be killed by someone, I am ready to face it as well,”

Venerable Omlpe Sobitha Thera who hailed the decision made by the Cardinal, said the archbishop had set an example to all political leaders.

“Political leaders should focus on the safety of people instead of thinking of their own security,” he said.

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