Breaking News, Attack on Churches in Youhanabad, Lahore, Pakistan
Two Suicide bombers blew themselves up
in the premises of Christ Church and
St. John’s Church Youhanabad, Lahore.
The bombers were said to be between 16-
17 years old who tried to enter the
churches but were stopped by two
Christian volunteers. One suicide bomber
was handed over to the Police but he blew
himself up in the premises. The other
bomber who also had a gun, was stopped
forcefully by a volunteer guard, but he also
blew himself along with the volunteer,
killing 17 people on the spot, whereas
more than 70were injured. However, the
seriously injured men, women and
children are still hanging between life and
death at various hospitals in Lahore.
The bomb blasts were so powerful that
they shook the whole area, broke window
panes and left behind blood, bodies, and
empty shoes all around the churches
This incident was highly condemned by
the Christian and Muslim community
leaders across the board and the
Government was condemned for not
providing appropriate security to the
vulnerable Christian minorities.
The Sunday attacks on the churches at
Lahore were the worst on the Christian
community since a devastating September
2013 double suicide bombing at the All
Saints’ Church, Peshawar that killed 99
women and children and 143 people of all
ages were injured, and the Diocese of
Peshawar is still looking after the grieved
families and is running all kinds of
rehabilitation programmes for the injured.
The Rt. Revd. Humphrey S. Peters and
the Diocese of Peshawar have very
strongly condemned these attacks. A three
day mourning has also been announced to
show solidarity with affectees of the
Attack on All Saints' Church, inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar City
The Rt Rev Humphrey S. Peters, Peshawar has condemned the suicide attack on All Saint's Church and expressed his condolences to all the families who have lost their loved ones. He said that attack on All Saint's Church is the total failure of the new Government of KPK and government has failed to provide security to the minorities in Khayber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar Pakistan. He appealed to the all Chirsitan Community in Pakistan and around the world to pray for the affected families.
All Saints' Church, Inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan became a target of terrorism today. As the Sunday Service ended and the people came out of the Church, two suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people. According to the media more than 60 people were killed and more than 135 are injured. The number of dead is expected to rise. Media channels are reporting that the hospitals are overwhelmed with the numbers of the injured. As I spoke to one of a perish member in All Saints' Church, he said he has lost his aunty and nephew in this attack. According to those we have spoken to, among the dead were a number of Sunday School children and Choir members of the Church who were all in the Church compund at the moment of the blasts..
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.
For further quries please contact
Bishop Humphrey S. Peters, Bishop of Peshawar & Deputy Moderator, Church of Pakistan
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call +92915279094
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.