As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Easter Sunday to worship together, explosions devastated three churches filled with worshippers, and additional explosions ripped through four hotels. These attacks have killed more than 200 and left more than 450 people injured. In the wake of this terrible tragedy, the Asia Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Sunday, April 21, 2019:
We are deeply saddened on this Easter Sunday by the bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. We offer our heartfelt condolences and sincere prayers to all of those affected by these tragic events. We mourn with those who lost loved ones and pray for those who are seeking to heal from the physical and emotional wounds they are now suffering. May the Lord bless them with peace and comfort in these trying moments.