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Sri Lanka: churches shut as worshippers mourn one week after bombings

Cardinal Ranjith delivers televised sermon as bells ring out across the country It was the first Sunday anyone could remember without a mass at St Sebastians. A week since the a gunfight and explosions the previous day left 15 people dead near the eastern town of Kalmunai, soldiers guarded St Mary Magdalens church. A sign on the gate said the church and the school would be closed until 6 May. A nearby mosque also had soldiers stationed outside. Alleged members of the terrorist cell were still being hunted on Sunday.…

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