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All Saint Church Pakistan appeal

All Saints Church Pakistan

All Saints Church Pakistan

Potentially hundreds of people have been killed in a suicide bombing attack against an Anglican church in the Pakistani border city of Peshawar, according to local sources.

The pair of bombers, linked to the Taliban, detonated their explosives at the historic All Saints’ Anglican Church. The bombers, reportedly dressed as police, struck while the congregation was having their traditional rice meal in the churchyard after the service. A number of children were among the dead

The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid has sent emergency aid to the congregation and Archbishop Davies has written to the Bishop of Peshawar, the Rt Rev Humphrey Peters, expressing shock and saying, “The cost of the Christian witness in Pakistan is so very different from the stable social environment in which we live in Australia”.  He advised Bishop Humphrey that Sydney Anglicans will send $5,000 to assist the Diocese of Peshawar to assist in emergency relief. Full story click here

A night of prayer has been arranged for this Friday, September 27th from 7:30pm, at St. Saviour’s Church Punchbowl, for the Pakistani Christian community in Sydney to meet together. Mr Paul says the night is also an opportunity for other Christians in Sydney to encourage Pakistani Christians and join with them in prayer.

“We have to pray because this dangerous situation can spread to other cities,” says Mr Paul. “We have to pray for other areas and the other churches. We really pray for our church over there, the other churches over there, and ask the Lord for divine protection.”

The attack came one year after a Lutheran church in nearby Mardan was burned down in protest at a movie about the prophet Muhammad, even though local Christians had condemned the film.

He advised Bishop Humphrey that Sydney Anglicans will send $5,000 to assist the Diocese of Peshawar to assist in emergency relief.

Please uphold our brothers and sisters in Pakistan in prayer. Further information on the Diocese of Peshawar is available at http://www.peshawardiocese.org/default.asp

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