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ASIA BIBI UPDATE – RELEASE CALLS FOR PRAYER FOR CHRISTIANS

Release International has called for prayer for Pakistan’s Christians as large crowds gather to protest the acquittal of Asia Bibi.

Angry protesters burning tyres have blocked highways and roads. Demonstrations have broken out in the capital Islamabad and other cities.

‘Please pray for the protection of the Christian community in Pakistan. Praise God for Asia and her family. There is a long journey ahead of them. Pray the Lord will protect them,’ says Laura Hayes, Release Director of Engagement.

Christians make up less than 3 per cent of the population and Islamic extremism is spreading. During Easter 2016, a suicide bomber targeted Christians at a park in Lahore, killing more than 70. Most of the victims were women and children.

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