Nearly two months on since the terror attacks, St. Anthony's church marks its Feast

13 June 2019 - 166   - 2

Devotees flocked to the St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade, in keeping with its special Feast which falls today, nearly two months after the tragic Easter Sunday suicide bombings.

The church was one of the six prime targets of the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday.

The re-construction of the church had been spearheaded by Navy personnel since the day of the explosions. According to the Navy, the interior work of the Church has been completed while the exterior repair work is still ongoing.

Catholic Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith consecrated the St. Anthony’s Church last evening, in a religious ceremony that was attended by hundreds of devotees.

A High Mass will be held at the Church from 10 am onwards today.


  Comments - 2

  • Mark Fernando Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:14 PM

    Thank God I was able to Go to St Anthony's Church today. God, I forgive culprits because you wanted me to do so. Bud dear God you don't forgive who broke our Lady's statue into two and who sprayed blood on Risen Lord and caused 250 deaths and injuries on 500. I sympathize with all the dead and injured and may Gods blessing with them.

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    Sambo Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:13 PM

    We Christians thanks the Navy and other forces for the painful work they have done restoring the shrine in such little time. You are hero's to the public. May God Bless you all.

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