Young Martyr: 11-Year-Old Was Murdered While Standing in Line for Communion

The Deacon's Bench | 4/22/2019 | Staff
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The horror of this story just continues to mount — made more grievous because it could have been prevented.

From The New York Times:

Room - Grief

The little room could hold no more grief.

All day Monday, through the steamy heat, mourners quietly stepped inside and paused in front of a sealed coffin containing what was left of Sneha Savindi Fernando.

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Sneha was standing in line for communion at Easter Mass on Sunday when she was blown apart. She was 11.

“Why did you leave me?” her grandmother cried, sitting in front of the coffin and rubbing its sides, the anguish tight in her hands. “There are so many bad people in the world. Why kill the innocents?”

Question - Sri - Lanka

It was a question all of Sri Lanka was asking.

The day after suicide bombers carried out coordinated attacks on half a dozen hotels and churches across this island nation, Sri Lanka remained in shock. The death toll continued to climb, with the authorities saying the attacks had killed...
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