The Christian community of Peshawar gathered together on March 11, 2013 at St. John’s Cathedral, Peshawar. Both Christians and Muslims from all denominations assembled in the compound of the Cathedral. And people from all parts of Peshawar, and other towns kept coming in small or large groups, and were chanting slogans against the incident. However, the Rt. Revd. Humphrey S. Peters called every group inside the Church, and after the Worship, he advised the people to stay calm and avoid chaos.
The Chief Minister promised to re-build the Mardan Church
10 February 2013: The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK), Amir Haider Khan Hoti visited St. Paul’s Sarhadi Church, Mardan, which was burnt by the Muslim extremists in a protest rally against the blasphemous movie against Islam.
The Bishop of Peshawar, Rt. Revd. Humphrey S. Peters, the clergy and the congregation of Mardan Parish warmly welcomed the Chief Minister by garlanding, and presenting him traditional souvenirs of the region.
The Rt. Revd. Humphrey S. Peters, in his speech thanked the Chief Minister for his second visit to the burnt Church of Mardan, and appreciated his concern and assurance for re-building of the
The Chief Minister in his speech said that he and his government feel sorry over the whole incident. "But, on government’s behalf I assure the Christian community that the Church will be re-constructed, rather it will be extended to fulfill the requirement of the growing numbers of congregation in Mardan". He also promised that the government will furnish the Church, in addition to rebuilding of two Pastors' houses, Office, a Conference hall, wash rooms and a Christian Library.
Christmas Worship in the burnt Church
The St. Paul’s Church, Mardan was burnt on 21 September 2012 by the extremist during a protest rally against the blasphemous film about Islam, produced in America. This incident created a high scense of insecurity among the Christians community of Mardan.
24 December 2012: On the Christmas eve, the Rt. Revd. Humphrey S. Peters, Bishop of Peshawar especially visited the St. Paul’s Church, Mardan and led the Christmas Service, which was a source of encouragement and inspiration for the congregation of Mardan.
A very sad news, Church burned in Mardan
Friday, 21 September 2012: The Protest against the Blasphemous film in Pakistan turned into violence, The protestors marched the Mall Road and burnt the St. Paul’s Church and broke furniture and all other things inside the Church, including the holy books.
The St. Paul’s Church, Christian Library and St. Paul's School belong to the Diocese Diocese of Peshawar - Church of Pakistan are situated in the heart of the Mardan Cantonment. The extremists/violet protestors entered into the Church and burnt not only the Church but also the school, the library, the vicarage and two other houses inside the premises. The residents inside the premises ran for their lives using the back gate of the compound. Please pray for the families who are suffereing from this brutal attack.
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May 15, 2012: The Ministry for National Harmony, Government of Pakistan organized a seminar at Islamabad Hotal, Islamabad. The topic was, “Forced Conversion in Pakistan”. The Rt. Revd. Humphrey S. Peters was also invited as one of the eight main speakers at the seminar. ...
Bishop Humphrey Peters with the Provincial Ameer (Head), Jamat-e-Islami, Senator Prof. Muhmammad Ibraheem Khan at his office.