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From a Canada Free Press news update:

Release calls for protection for Christians; partners comfort and support survivors

Worst attack on Christians in Pakistan claims 80 lives and has ‘Broken the hearts of God’s people’

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By News on the Net (Bio and Archives)  Monday, September 23, 2013

The double suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar has claimed at least 80 lives and ‘broken the hearts of God’s people in Pakistan’, say partners of Release International, which serves persecuted Christians around the world.

As burials continue today in the city, Release partners are offering pastoral and practical support to the bereaved and injured. They say yesterday’s attack was the worst on Christians in Pakistan for many years, while the BBC claims it was the deadliest ever. The scale of the atrocity has appalled Christians and Muslims alike. Many of the dead are children who had been attending Sunday school.

Suicide bombers detonated two devices at All Saints’ Church in Peshawar, in north-west Pakistan, as hundreds of worshippers were leaving its morning service at midday. Their explosives were packed with ball bearings to inflict maximum damage. The blasts killed at least 80 and wounded more than 120 people – including many children.

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Such attacks on Christians are happening with increasing frequency around the world, including in many countries of Asia, Africa, the Middle East. Our Christian brothers and sisters need our prayers and practical support!