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Easter in the time of coronavirus: Empty churches, unused communion hosts reflect a world where prayer has gone online
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Easter in the time of coronavirus: Empty churches, unused communion hosts reflect a world where prayer has gone online

As countries around the world starting urging people to stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak, and India announced its 21-day lockdown, priests and other clergy had to suddenly befriend that familiar beast, technology, ahead of Easter. | Joanna Lobo writes in our #SummerWithout series

Narendra Modi commemorates Christ's courage on Good Friday; all you need to know about second last day of Holy Week
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Narendra Modi commemorates Christ's courage on Good Friday; all you need to know about second last day of Holy Week

Good Friday is the second last day leading to Easter in what is called the Holy Week; the week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday

Maundy Thursday 2020: Vatican prepares to conduct rituals virtually; all you need to know about the day's significance
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Maundy Thursday 2020: Vatican prepares to conduct rituals virtually; all you need to know about the day's significance

Also known as Holy Thursday and Covenant Thursday, Maundy Thursday falls on the week before Easter and a day ahead of Good Friday. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump wants to 'reopen America' by Easter; why that could be a historic mistake
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump wants to 'reopen America' by Easter; why that could be a historic mistake

President Donald Trump says he wants the United States “raring to go” in 2 1/2 weeks, on Easter, with “packed churches all over our country.”

Sri Lanka bomb blasts: UN expresses alarm over rise in prejudice against minorities, says govt 'shouldn't tolerate' communal violence
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts: UN expresses alarm over rise in prejudice against minorities, says govt 'shouldn't tolerate' communal violence

Sri Lanka officials added that 'the Government needs to give the example that it will not tolerate the spread of prejudice and hate. This needs to be done at the national and local level, by putting an end to local discriminatory practices'.

US official, injured during Sri Lanka Easter blasts, succumbs to injuries at Singapore hospital
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US official, injured during Sri Lanka Easter blasts, succumbs to injuries at Singapore hospital

Chelsea Decaminada dies after succumbing to her injuries, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and US Commerce Secretary condole her death.

Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives
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Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives

Sri Lanka has named the local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), as the chief suspect for the violence that has sparked local and international outrage.

'Where is God?': Stunned Sri Lankans ask after deadly blasts rock Colombo on Easter Sunday, bring back memories of civil war
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'Where is God?': Stunned Sri Lankans ask after deadly blasts rock Colombo on Easter Sunday, bring back memories of civil war

North of Colombo, people gathered at the St Sebastian's church to pay their respects at a site where dozens of people were killed as they attended Easter prayers. Buddhist monks joined priests, nuns and ordinary people arriving to offer condolences to the victims.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj

Sri Lanka blasts live updates: The Kerala Chief Minister's office said that an Indian national was killed in the serial blasts that took place in Sri Lanka. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has extended assistance to the deceased's family, according to media reports.

Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'
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Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'

The blasts in Sri Lanka killed more than 160 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners - with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.

Sri Lanka blasts: Narendra Modi terms explosions barbaric; Sushma Swaraj says 'closely monitoring' situation in Colombo
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Sri Lanka blasts: Narendra Modi terms explosions barbaric; Sushma Swaraj says 'closely monitoring' situation in Colombo

The first explosions in Sri Lanka were reported at St Anthony's Shrine, a church in Colombo and St Sebastian's Church in the town of Negombo just outside the capital.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts: 207, including at least 27 foreigners, killed in multiple explosions in churches and hotels
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts: 207, including at least 27 foreigners, killed in multiple explosions in churches and hotels

Shortly after those blasts in the churches of Sri Lanka were reported, police confirmed three hotels in the capital had also been hit, along with a church in the town of Batticalao, in the east of the country.

'Like a bombing': Daylight reveals extent of Notre-Dame damage as blaze leaves behind piles of rubble, charred debris
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'Like a bombing': Daylight reveals extent of Notre-Dame damage as blaze leaves behind piles of rubble, charred debris

After firefighters put out the last remnants of the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, daylight revealed piles of rubble and charred debris inside the 850-year-old monument

SC refuses urgent hearing on plea seeking to defer 18 April vote in Tamil Nadu to 21 April on account of Easter
India

SC refuses urgent hearing on plea seeking to defer 18 April vote in Tamil Nadu to 21 April on account of Easter

The Supreme Court has refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea seeking to defer the 18 April Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu to 21 April on account of Easter.

Pope Francis calls for end to 'carnage' in Syria, reconciliation in West Asia in Easter message
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Pope Francis calls for end to 'carnage' in Syria, reconciliation in West Asia in Easter message

Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to "carnage" in Syria and "reconciliation" in West Asia in his traditional Easter message.

Pope Francis delivers Easter message in St Peter's Square, calls for end of carnage in Syria
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Pope Francis delivers Easter message in St Peter's Square, calls for end of carnage in Syria

Pope Francis celebrated Easter mass under tight security and a sunny sky on Sunday in front of tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered in a flower-bedecked St Peter's Square

Pope Francis leads Easter Sunday Mass, tens of thousands take part in celebrations
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Pope Francis leads Easter Sunday Mass, tens of thousands take part in celebrations

Tens of thousands of faithful have undergone heavy security checks to enter St. Peter's Square to participate in Easter Sunday Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: British religious broadcast likens Steve Smith's ban to resurrection of Jesus
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: British religious broadcast likens Steve Smith's ban to resurrection of Jesus

BBC radio's highly-respected 'Thought for the Day' slot, aired Thursday on the eve of Easter, likened Steve Smith's fate to that of Christ.

Egypt refers 48 suspects to military trial over Islamic State church attacks
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Egypt refers 48 suspects to military trial over Islamic State church attacks

Cairo: Egyptian authorities on Sunday referred 48 suspected members of the Islamic State group to a military trial for their alleged involvement in three suicide bombings at Christian churches that killed at least 74 people.

Palash Sen's Euphoria releases new hymn-like track titled 'Jesus The Lord Has Risen'
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Palash Sen's Euphoria releases new hymn-like track titled 'Jesus The Lord Has Risen'

This song is vastly different from Euphoria's Maaeri and Dhoom Pichak Dhoom.