Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the deadly suicide bombings on Easter.
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A surveyor walks inside the damaged St. Sebastian's Church where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday Easter in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP)
Muslim men gather to pray at a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP)