Christians of Nepal, Bangladesh pray for bomb victims in Peshawar

In both countries, Christian communities have condemned the killing, calling it "a brutal murder" against innocent human beings.

Nepal
Sep 26 2013, 5:40 PM
Christians of Nepal, Bangladesh pray for bomb victims in Peshawar

Christians in Bangladesh and Nepal expressed their solidarity with the victims of the suicide bombing in Pakistan. A hundred people held a demonstration on Tuesday in Dhaka demanding justice for the victims, while a week of special prayer is being held in Nepal for Pakistani Christians.

Over 80 people were killed and 150 injured after two suicide bombers struck the historic All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar on Sunday.

In both countries, Christian communities have condemned the killing, calling it "a brutal murder" against innocent human beings.

On the initiative of the Bangladesh Christian Association, a hundred Christians met in Dhaka on Tuesday before the National Press Club.

"We protest and strongly condemn this brutal killing, and ask for due process for those responsible. Let all the Churches pray for the victims," said State Minister for Social Welfare Promod Mankhin, a Catholic.

In Nepal, the Catholic community has decided to offer a week of prayers for the victims and survivors of the attack.

"Next week, some young Catholics will gather for a retreat in Damak. I asked them to pray to bring peace, political stability and prosperity in Nepal as well as in Pakistan," said Father Richard Rai, a priest at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Kathmandu.

Source: AsiaNews

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