ASIA/INDIA - Sunday of Divine Mercy dedicated to the victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 27 April 2019 prayer   mercy   terrorism   solidarity   local churches  

New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - "In order to offer our closeness and solidarity to the victims of multiple attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, we will observe the Sunday of Divine Mercy, April 28, as a day of prayer and solidarity with the Church and the people of Sri Lanka": this was announced by Mgr. Filipe Neri Ferrao, President of the Bishops' Conference of India (CCBI) and Archbishop of Goa and Daman. In the note sent to Agenzia Fides, the President reports: "During the celebration of the holy masses, on that day, all the Catholic communities in India will offer God special prayers for the faithful who lost their lives, for the wounded and the families affected, who are suffering because of these senseless attacks, entrusting them to the mercy of the Father" .
Mgr. Neri Ferao urges all the faithful to "spend some time in prayer in front of the Risen Lord present in the Eucharist, asking God that Sri Lanka may experience healing, consolation and mercy, and receive the gift of peace".
The Church in India is also organizing prayers or procession with lighted candles that can be organized in all local communities, "inviting all men of good will and believers of other faiths to pray with us for peace and harmony in Sri Lanka and all over the world", the Bishops say. (PN) (Agenzia Fides, 27/4/2019)