Pakistan: Our member organisation condemns Church Bombings in Egypt on Palm Sunday

 

The National Commission for Justice and Peace, a rights based organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, strongly condemns the tragic bombing on Churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday dated April 9, 2017. As per the reports ISIS has claimed responsibility for these attacks in which 49 people untimely lost their lives and 78 were injured. 

The Chairperson of the said Commission His Excellency Bishop Joseph Arshad, National Director Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Yousaf Mani and Executive Director Mr. Cecil Shane Chaudhry said in a joint statement that ‘killing innocent people on the basis of their faith is unacceptable. The Church around the world stands in solidarity with our Egyptian brothers and sisters in this hour of need and pray that the government may bring the perpetrators to justice.’

They expressed their grief on this tragic event causing bereavement in different parts of the world. His Excellency Bishop Joseph Arshad stated that, ‘May God deliver us from all evil and let us continue our prayers of hope and healing in resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.’ He further stated that, ‘we should pray to our Lord Jesus Christ for the families that may God grant them peace and give them strength to overcome this irreparable loss.’

While extending their condolences they prayed for the peace and harmony in the world and above all for the safety of the Christians in Egypt. They also prayed for the families of the victims and wished for a speedy recovery of those injured in these gruesome attacks. 

 

NCJP Media Cell

 

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