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Sri Lanka: Pray with and against fear

Three weeks have passed since the attacks in Sri Lanka. The military sees hardly any danger, but the fear remained. This is also reflected in the first Church services in Colombo.

On the roads in Colombo, many of the security forces patrolling. Especially in front of Hotels, mosques, temples and churches. Empty beaches, empty hotel room. Three weeks after the Islamist attacks on Easter Sunday, many people in Sri Lanka are still in shock. Nevertheless, the sri Lanka Archdiocese of Colombo held in most churches today, the first Sunday worship services.

"Feel the fear in all of us"

"We still feel the fear in us," says Lucia, Fernando, "but as I came into the Church, I was very happy. The feeling of happiness is greater than the fear."

in which More than 250 people have been killed in the attacks three weeks ago, more than 500 people were injured. Lucia knew the victims personally, but she mourns the loss of their Christian sisters and brothers, the Church service donation for her comfort.

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