Skip to comments.Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70
Posted on 09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT by marshmallow
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday.
The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad.
Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service.
Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said.
The outside of the church was peppered with debris, and crowds of men and rescue officials covered in blood.
Christians make up less than 3% of the population in the South Asian nation of 193 million.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.
But Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, of which Peshawar is the capital, is rife with Islamic extremists and has been the site of clashes between Pakistani security forces and militants.
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In areas like this people cant be saved get out!
It`s a Catholic Church..
Mass is not a “Sunday morning service.”
Savages doing the Devil’s work.
Religion of Peace at it again.
“It`s a Catholic Church..
Mass is not a Sunday morning service.”
It’s CNN reporting. You were expecting journalism?
The first sentence in the article says it’s a Protestant church.
It may well be a protestant church but I find that highly unlikely. Most pakis I’ve ever know from that area who were Christian were Catholics.
“Church of Pakistan,” a “united church” formed in 1970 by joining several Protestant denominations, including Anglican, Methodist, and Lutheran.
Prayers for these people.....true martyrs for their faith.
**Suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people," a statement posted on the diocese website read**
I'm thinking this was probably a Catholic Church.
Either way the Religion of Peace does not discriminate. They kill everybody.
Protestant, see #10. I looked up the Bishop quoted in the article.
That is true.
I'm curious, why wouldn't that be an accurate description?
(I'm not a Christian, so I'm not overly familiar with services of any variety)
Originally an Anglican church now Ecumenical Church Of Pakistan.
This is a combined potpurri list. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.
They will learn ... or be taught. Time draws neigh!
Why would they bomb “The Church of Pakistan”?????
Because it’s a Christian church. All over the world, Moslems attack Christian worship services, no matter what denomination.
Except in Myanmar, if a muzzie even so much as looks at a Buddhist cross-eyes a Buddhists mob will burn down whole muzzie towns
Sorry you are right- Explosions struck the historic white-stone All Saints Church in the city of Peshawar as hundreds of parishioners, many of them women and children, streamed out of the building.
“I heard two explosions. People started to run. Human remains were strewn all over the church,” said one parishioner, who only gave her first name, Margrette.
Her voice breaking with emotion, she said she had not seen her sister since the explosions ripped through the gate area outside the Anglican church.
I’m sure we will here the outrage at this act against Christians from the White House in..........crickets. Sorry they were only Christians, now if it was 72+ muzzy wuzzies than zero would demanding justice and ordering the flag to half staff for the victims.
Buddhists and Moslems mix it up in Thailand, too.
Seeing “All Saints Church” brings the Catholic Church to mind, but since the article said “Protestant,” the next obvious possibility, there in the former British Empire, is Anglican.
May God have mercy on them and protect the families that remain.
Lord, grant us peace.
Send in British commandos
coz the Queen of England is
the “Defender of the Faith”.
In Queen Victoria’s day they’d have done something. (Maybe something disastrous ... there’s lots of disaster in the history of the Empire.)
Anglicans also have Dioceses, Bishops and “All Saints Churches”