Christian Leaders Across the Globe Express Outrage Over Christians Being Targeted for their Faith

Christian leaders across the globe are speaking out in protest against the treatment of Christians in Pakistan. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said that the Christians killed in the suicide bombing at All Saints Church last Sunday were simply targeted because of their faith in Jesus Christ. He and other Christians leaders have called on Pakistan to do more to protect its Christian minority from abuse and persecution. Please pray that Pakistan heeds this call.

9/28/2013 Pakistan (Christian Post) – Citing the recent Pakistan church bombings and violence against Syrian Christians as an example, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby asserted this week that “Christians have been attacked simply because of their faith.”

“I think it is true in Peshawar that we have seen more than 80 martyrs in the last few days and they have been attacked because they were testifying to their faith in Jesus Christ by going to church, and that is outside any acceptable expression in any circumstances for any reason of religious difference,” he said on BBC Radio’s The World at One, as he gave an update on the various challenges confronting Christians around the world.