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Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori calls for prayers following the church bombing in Pakistan

September 22, 2013
The Public Affairs Office

[September 22, 2013] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following concerning today’s tragic bombing at All Saints Anglican Church, Peshawar, Pakistan, causing fatalities and injuries.

This act of violence is a reminder of the preciousness and fragility of life, and of our interconnectedness.  We are all wounded, we have all lost family, friends, and fellow citizens of the world.  We will continue to pray for the bereaved, for the injured, for the perpetrators, for their communities, and for this broken world.  May all the faithful departed rest in peace, and may God receive them with arms of mercy and compassion.


The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church


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