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Bishop Joseph Arshad is the new president of the Bishops' Conference
The most urgent goal is the training of catechists, who are the vanguard of the mission of evangelisation. The Bishops’ Conference declares the ‘Year of the Eucharist’ for spiritual growth and inner renewal to serve and pray for Pakistan.
Risk of anti-Christian violence in Orissa but also in Karnataka during Christmas
A delegation from the Bishops’ Conference meets the Home Affairs minister to express “great apprehension” over the risk of anti-Christian attacks during the Christmas holidays. The All Indian Christian Council releases a report on violence that took place in Karnataka between August and October, resulting in 48 incidents, 53 injured and more than 30 places of worship attacked.
15/04/2017 10:57:00 PAKISTAN
Bishop of Faisalabad: Easter, following Jesus through the 'narrow gate' to eternal life
Easter "a fresh wind", in memory of the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection. Jesus chose self-sacrifice for our salvation, loyal to the Heavenly Father. Those who follows him until death will have eternal life.
28/11/2017 18:01:00 PAKISTAN
Festival in Faisalabad to light “candles of peace amid the darkness of hatred”
The festival was held at Sts Peter and Paul's Cathedral on 24-26 November. It included paintings, information stands and exhibits. Children played a major role in the initiative. Dialogue with other religions and cultures is necessary to "explore every possibility" to “forge new paths". Peace is a gif God entrusted to human beings.
First ever CD by bishop of Faisalabad released, to "feed the soul" of the faithful
The album is titled "Yassu Bulata Hey" ("Jesus calls us"). Msgr. Joseph Arshad is the composer. Two concerts in Lahore and Faisalabad, Punjab province for launch. Professor of Faisalabad: "The CD is a tool that leads to prayer and a way to sustain the faith of believers"
Catholic seminarians work for the first time in state-run leprosarium
The young men provided summer pastoral services in the Van Mon facility; patients and medical staff are grateful for the assistance offered by the future priests.
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