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Sri Lanka’s Catholic schools to reopen

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church on Thursday announced that it will reopen its schools next week for the first time since Easter Sunday bombings killed 258 people.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the schools would open on Tuesday. “We have decided to open all Catholic schools on May 14,” Cardinal Ranjith told reporters in Colombo following a meeting between the country’s 12 Bishops and President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo on Thursday.

He also said regular Sunday services would resume at all Catholic churches in Colombo from Sunday while a special service will be held Thursday at Negombo, north of the capital.

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