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KZN Pentecostal church memorial service to be held on Thursday

25 April 2019, 9:59 AM

A memorial service will be held on Thursday for the 13-congregants who were killed when part of a Pentecostal Church building collapsed just before the Easter weekend in eMpangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Crime scene officials inspect the explosion area at Shangri-La, Colombo.

Eight blasts, nearly 160 dead in Sri Lanka

21 April 2019, 1:22 PM

A new blast hit the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Sunday, police said, the eighth explosion in the country in a single day. Nearly 160 people have been confirmed dead so far in the string of attacks targeting hotels and churches.

At least one of the victims was killed in Colombo's Cinnamon Grand Hotel, near the prime minister's official residence, where the blast ripped through a restaurant, a hotel.

Easter Day bombs kill 138 in attacks in Sri Lankan churches, hotels

21 April 2019, 9:24 AM

The fatalities include at least 42 people killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit, and another 10 dead in the town of Batticoloa, where a church was attacked.

Ramaphosa conveys condolences to families of church collapse victims

19 April 2019, 3:11 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his condolences to the families and congregants of the 13 people who died Thursday night after a section of a church building collapsed on them at Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

23 February 2019, 1:12 PM

A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.

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