There will be no Sunday Masses until further notice after the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, the Archbishop of Colombo has said.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith made the comment during a news conference on Friday in the Sri Lankan capital.
The US Embassy in Sri Lanka has warned people to stay away from places of worship this weekend over concerns about possible further attacks.
The cardinal told journalists that church officials had seen a leaked security document describing Catholic churches and other denominations as major targets for attackers.
“We don’t want repetitions,” said the cardinal in cancelling the services.
On Friday, authorities urged Muslims not to hold congregational prayers over fears they might be targeted.
However, several mosques did under the protection of security forces.