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Religious leaders emphasise interfaith harmony for “guaranteed long-term peace”

Interfaith and religious harmony is essential to bring about “guaranteed long-term peace and stability” in Pakistan, senior faith leaders said.

01 June 2017

Secretary General briefs Bishops of Pakistan during three day retreat in England

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has told the Church of Pakistan it has something to offer to the Communion because of its experience of being a minority church in a Muslim Country.  

22 March 2017

Archbishop Justin Welby meets Pakistan terror victims

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has made a solidarity visit to Pakistan to meet victims of anti-Christian terror attacks. 

21 November 2016

Church of Pakistan remembers its martyrs

The Church of Pakistan has designated 22 September – the anniversary of the 2013 attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar – as the Day of the Christian Martyrs in Pakistan.

18 October 2016

Security guard dies foiling Peshawar terror attack

A security guard at a church in a Christian colony in Peshawar foiled a major terror attack this morning; before being killed in a subsequent gun-battle.

02 September 2016

Bishop laments murder of minister for religious minorities

A Pakistani provincial government minister for minority religious affairs has been shot and killed in the northwest of the country. Sardar Soran Singh was a member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly; holding one of the seats reserved for religious minorities. He was the Chief Minister's special advisor on minorities affairs.

04 May 2016

Terror attacks spark school security review

Security forces in Pakistan have conducted a full-scale security exercise at a Peshawar Diocese school following terrorist attacks at other educational institutions in the area. The exercise was part of a general review of security at schools which has seen 230 educational facilities closed because of inadequate security.

16 February 2016

Pakistan "under the terrible grip of terrorism"

The Bishop of Peshawar has said that Pakistanis are living “under the terrible grip of terrorism” and urged world-wide prayer for his country after the latest terror attack this morning left 19 people dead and 17 injured. 

20 January 2016

Peshawar diocese sends disaster relief teams to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa following earthquake

The Church of Pakistan’s diocese of Peshawar is responding to a major earthquake that caused significant damage in the Badakshan Province in Afghanistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan last week.

04 November 2015

Persecuted Christians need greater solidarity, TEC convention urges

Of particular concern are Pakistan, Syria, Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan

07 July 2015

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

Features 

The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.