ISLAMABAD: The Archbishop of Canterbury distressed over Peshawar Church attack.
In line with details, Justin Welby- Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the Moderator of the Church in Pakistan reassuring his support to the Church and victims after Sunday’s horrific attack on the All Saints Church in Peshawar.
Archbishop Justin Welby said in his letter that he was “appalled” by the attack and expressed his extensive support for calls to the Government of Pakistan to guarantee the safety of all Pakistanis.
In his latter he said, “My heart goes out to all those bereaved and injured by this terrible attack. I pray for the peace of Pakistan and the protection of Christ’s people.”
“With the people of Peshawar I join in calling for the Pakistan Government and all people of good will to ensure that communities may go about their daily lives in safety, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice,” he said.
Recent suicide attack on the Church has sparked nationwide protests by Christians enraged over failure of government and security forces to protect them. No less than 80 people died in the most deadly attack on Christian community in Pakistan outside All Saints’ Church as worshippers were leaving the Sunday Mass.
While the Church of Scotland has said, “We praying for everyone caught up in the Pakistan and Kenya attacks.” The Church has confirmed that one of its ministers in Scotland had lost his mother and other relatives in the Pakistan attack.