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April 22, 2019

The following is Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on the violence in Sri Lanka:

The joy of Easter was mixed with grief following the dreadful attacks that morning on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, bombings that left hundreds dead and wounded. Our hearts ache for the all those who mourn this week, and Episcopalians join with countless persons of good will in praying for the power of love to overcome the forces of hatred and violence. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercies of God, Rest In Peace.


Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
The Episcopal Church

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer