Statement from our Metropolitan on Bombings in Sri Lanka

Our Paschal Joy is disturbed with the horrific news of the attack on the faithful Christian community in Sri Lanka. It is indeed painful that more than 200 precious lives were taken by violence and over 500 innocent people were injured on the most sacred day of the Christian calendar. We condemn all acts of terror, as well as any act of violence, fundamentalism and hatred.

The clergy and faithful of the Northeast American Diocese offers our concern, and prays God will grant mercy to the departed, healing to the injured, strength to the emergency personnel, and justice for all of us pained by these horrific attacks.

May the peace which surpasses all understanding, which we experience during this Paschal Season, surround each those affected by these terrorist attacks.

Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

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