CBCI Condemns the Bomb Blast at All Saints Church, Peshawar
Sept. 23, 2013
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India is deeply distressed at the bomb blast at the All Saints Church, Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 78 and wounding hundreds of innocent Christians, who were assembled in the Church for the Sunday worship. While condemning this dastardly act of violence against a defenceless congregation in worship and prayer, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India commends the souls of the dead to the mercy of God and invokes Divine assistance on those hundreds of suffering Christians, consequent on the bomb blast.
It is disturbing to note that in the recent past, Christians are targeted and attacked by one or other fundamentalist groups, for no fault of theirs, and sometimes for reasons, totally false and fabricated. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India fully endorses the statement of Shri Nawaz Sharif, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Pakistan that ‘targeting innocent people is against the teachings of Islam and that such cruel acts reflect the brutality and inhumane mindset of terrorists’. At the same time, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India calls upon the Government of Pakistan to ensure the safety and security of the minorities and to have recourse to all possible means to quell the fear and apprehension of the minorities and to create an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence with all other sections of the people of Pakistan.
Archbishop Albert D’Souza
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India
Source: CBCI website
Other national News
Cardinal Oswalds's Pastoral Letter to the CBCI
Pastoral Letter to the Catholic Bishops of India Click here
March 14, 2019
Press Release on Theological Symposium
Theological Symposium on Christian Faith in a Multicultural Context organized by the Catholic B...
Jan. 24, 2019
Sr. Lidwin Fernandes Appointed as CCBI Women’s Commission Secretary
Rev. Sr. Lidwin Fernandes (42), belongs to the North Province of Ursuline Franciscan Sisters (UFS...
Jan. 18, 2019
Church Urged to pay attention to the needs of Humanity
Chennai: Inaugurating the 31st Plenary Assembly of the conference of the Catholic Bishops of In...
Jan. 10, 2019
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India
Chennai: The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) established two new Commissions, for ...
Jan. 7, 2019