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Anglicans offer support to suicide bomb victims

The Anglican Church of Bermuda is offering prayers and support on behalf of the people of Peshawar, Pakistan following a recent suicide bombing in the area.

On September 22, two suicide bombers killed 85 people and injured more than 100 others as they left mass at the historic All Saints Anglican Church.

Bishop Nick Dill said yesterday that there is a “historic link” between the churches in Bermuda and Peshawar, adding: “The Anglican Church of Bermuda wants to demonstrate solidarity with the Church in Peshawar as it faces these uncertain times.”

In 2000, the former Bishop of Peshawar Mano Rumalshah was invited to Bermuda as head of missionary organisation USPG Worldwide by Bishop Ewan Ratteray to speak at an open-air mission held by the Diocese of Bermuda. Bishop Rumalshah later invited Canon Keith Wassall to visit the city in northwestern Pakistan to further strengthen the link between the churches.

Bishop Dill has written to Bishop Humphry Peters, the current Bishop of Peshawar, offering prayers and support and asking if there is any other way the local church can aid the Church of Peshawar and the victims of the tragedy.

He also invited all Anglican Christians in Bermuda to pray for their sisters and brothers in Peshawar, for All Saints Church and their priest, Reverend Ijaz Gill.

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Published October 05, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 04, 2013 at 11:53 pm)

Anglicans offer support to suicide bomb victims

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