|St. Anthony's Shrine, Colombo, Sri Lanka, following bomb blast on Easter Sunday,|
21 April 2019.
Following the Islamic terrorist attacks on Catholic churches and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council issued the following statement:
“The Knights of Columbus stands in solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka during this time of trial. ... In addition to our prayers, the Knights of Columbus is sending $100,000 to Cardinal Ranjith in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for his use in the rebuilding and repair of his Christian community in the aftermath of this act of terrorism.”
“Globally, it is well documented that Christians are the most persecuted religious group today. ..."
Read the complete statement here.
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ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, in Whose hand are the power and government of every realm; look upon and help the Christian people, that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might, may be crushed by the power of Thy Right Hand. Through our Lord. (Collect. Mass Against the Heathen.)