Video – Christians in Pakistan: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

By Matthew Davies
Posted Nov 19, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] On Sept. 22, 2013, two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of the Diocese of Raiwind, moderator of the Church of Pakistan, says that despite years of intense persecution from religious extremists, the Christian population in Pakistan is resilient and growing in numbers. “Nothing will dampen our spirits. Bombing, murder, burning, shooting will not dampen our spirits and our commitment to Jesus Christ,” he says.


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  1. The Rev. Wilson Nathaniel (Than) Pyron says:

    “Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.”

  2. Dianna Berg says:

    We in the United States have no idea of what it is like to worship and be persecuted. I am overwhelmed with the burden to pray for our sisters and brothers in Christ. May God protect you with his shield. Go forth….I respect you beyond belief!

  3. Nadeem BHATTI says:

    Prayers support is required for these circumstances & persecution in Pakistan
    I appeal to all dear faithful to write to your governments to stop Aid to Pakistani government, unless they guarantee safety and security to their religious minorities in Pakistan. Early this year a Church in Gujranwala was attacked. Badami Bagh Christian community houses were set on fire. Few years ago there was suicide attack in Islamabad International Church. In 2009 Gojra City Christian houses were set on fire, houses were looted kids, women and men was locked in their houses and set on fire. there were nine causalities. Western countries should immediately accept all Christian families displaced and flew to other countries like Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia to refuge. Nadeem Bhatti for Info write at email:

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