Vatican Cardinal Decries ‘Barbaric Islamist Violence’ Behind Sri Lanka Attack

Breitbart | 4/23/2019 | Staff
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Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah denounced the “barbaric Islamist violence” behind the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka Sunday.

“As we celebrate the resurrection of the son of God, the terrible attacks in Sri Lanka once again show how the followers of Christ are all over the world the victims of wild and foolish deeds,” wrote the Guinean cardinal, the highest-ranking African prelate in the Catholic Church.

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“I condemn this barbaric Islamist violence. Pray,” he wrote in a tweet to his followers.

On Monday, the Sri Lankan government identified a local Islamist terrorist group called National Thowfeek Jamaath as the force responsible for coordinated Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks against Christians and luxury hotel guests.

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The Easter Sunday bombings, which targeted Christians and westerners, killed at least 290 people with more than 500 injured.

Cardinal Sarah, whose native country the Republic of Guinea is 85 percent Muslim, has been critical of the naivete of many in the...
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