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Sri Lanka Church attacked, Eucharist remains intact

10 June, 2013 - A group of unknown assailants attacked a Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Colombo last week, indicating growing signs of religious intolerance in Sri Lanka. Vandals attacked the Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier in Angulana at night on June 5, removing and demolishing the tabernacle. They also destroyed an ancient statue of the Virgin Mary. Though shocked by the incident, the faithful were strengthened by what they consider is a miracle. Although the tabernacle was found completely soaked in kerosene, the consecrated hosts remained intact without catching fire. For the past several months attacks against religious minorities have been on the rise in Sri Lanka, particularly against Christians and Muslims. (Source: AsiaNews)


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