A Mass in remembrance of the victims of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (April 21) will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (April 24) in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, will preside.
All from the campus and local communities are welcome.
The attacks targeted churches where Christians were celebrating Easter, as well as hotels throughout the country, killing 290 people and injuring more than 500.
In the wake of the attacks, Father Jenkins issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims in the Sri Lanka attacks. As we, along with Christians around the world, gathered to celebrate the joyful Easter message of victory over sin and death, we were shocked and saddened to hear news of such cruel killings in Sri Lanka, some at Easter Masses. We commend to God those killed, pray for those wounded and call for an impartial inquiry that will bring perpetrators to justice.”