Easter

A mass burial for victims in Sri Lanka.
Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
April 24, 2019 - 12:48 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...
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Lyra McKee memorial
Duarte Mendonca/CNN
April 23, 2019 - 2:53 pm
By Julia Hollingsworth and Pierre Meilhan (CNN) — A 57-year-old woman who was arrested Tuesday in connection with the investigation into the murder of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee was released several hours later, police said. McKee, 29, was shot in the Creggan area of Londonderry in what...
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Sri Lanka
Chamila Karunarathne/AP, file
April 23, 2019 - 7:14 am
UPDATED: 2:40 p.m. ___ COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed for an Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people began posting videos online three years ago calling for non-Muslims to be "eliminated," faith leaders said Tuesday. Much remains...
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A Sri Lankan family mourns next to the coffins of their three family member, all victims of Easter Sunday bombing, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo
April 23, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Emily Schmall and Krishan Francis, Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's state minister of defense said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites in the South Asian nation was "carried out in retaliation" for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand...
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Sri Lankan air force officers and clergy stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine.
Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
April 22, 2019 - 6:24 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the...
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The Transform Church congregation has now gathered at West Philadelphia High School for more than a year.
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Antionette Lee
April 21, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While many went to churches across the nation to celebrate Easter Sunday, dozens in Philadelphia went to a local high school for worship. The Transform Church congregation has now gathered at West Philadelphia High School for more than a year, and congregant Terry...
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Blood stains are seen on the wall and on a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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April 21, 2019 - 7:35 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody...
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Members of Britain's Royal family watch as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle in England Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo
April 21, 2019 - 6:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. Her birthday is marked this year by...
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Jesus Resurrection
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Mark Abrams
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- On this Easter Sunday, the rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia insists while many believe today's observance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is just for Christians, it's actually a gift for all people. Father Dennis Gill says...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 20, 2019.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
April 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go...
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