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Pakistan: Farewell to Fr Francis Nadeem OFM Cap., a Builder of Bridges among People of Different Faiths

Lahore (Agenzia Fides) – “We have lost a wonderful priest and friar, who humbly served in his community, and also reached people of other faiths with the Christian message of peace and love. A priest who was known, appreciated and loved not only among Christians, but also among faithful of other religions”: is what Archbishop…

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Pakistan: A Striking Example of Interreligious Experience

Catholic priest Father Abid Habib followed Muslim funeral traditions after the death of his father. A cleric read aloud the Salatul Janazah (Islamic funeral prayer) as the former Capuchin superior joined his relatives in burying the coffin in the Muslim graveyard of Chak Hakeem Imam-ud-Din in Punjab province this month.Retired major Habib Ahmed, 96, was among the first recruits…

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Pakistan: Caritas Helping Farmers to Adapt to the Coronavirus Pandemic

“Our village facilitators in Islamabad-Rawalpindi Diocese are sensitizing small farmers through distribution of information, education and communication material on hand washing, symptoms and precautionary measures,” said Amir Irfan, the program’s national coordinator for livelihood and food security. “They are adopting hygiene measures, limiting social gatherings and spending most of the time at farms observing social distancing….

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Pakistan: Sindh Province Badly Hit by Coronavirus

Officials in Pakistan’s Sindh province have reached out to minority leaders in a bid to combat the coronavirus that has badly hit the country’s southern region. The move came as Pakistan saw its biggest daily spike of Covid-19 cases on March 16. According to federal and provincial health officials, the number of coronavirus cases jumped from 33…

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Pakistan: Research Reveals Important Differences in Level of Inclusion Between Religious Minorities

The Center for Law and Justice, a Lahore-based NGO that that works for the environment and social justice, released “The Index of Religious Diversity and Inclusion in Pakistan” on Feb. 28 at Forman Christian College in Lahore. The research was based on interviews with 100 respondents from non-Muslim communities. Asif Aqeel, the Christian author of the report,…