Pope accepts PM’s invitation to visit Pakistan

Daily Times: LAHORE – Pope Francis has accepted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s invitation to visit Pakistan this year, a media reported said on Thursday.

The last pope to have visited Pakistan was Pope John Paul II in February 1981. According to the report, the invitation was extended by Ports and Shipping Minister Kamran Michael and Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Yusuf.

Micheal led a high-level delegation for Rome to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican City on February 23. The highest Catholic priest also offered special prayers for Pakistan and the Pakistanis who have fallen victim to terrorism.

The last pope to have visited Pakistan was Pope John Paul II in February 1981. Christians make up for 1.6 per cent of Pakistan’s population, which accounts for about 2.8 million people.

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  1. We all seem to believe in courtesy and respect of the powerful and famous. In the same spirit we should acknowledge the religious freedom and rights of the down trodden.

    From what I recall the Christians and other minorities have been treated horribly over the decades in Pakistan. I hope the PM will acknowledge the wrongs done by his political party and his mentor Gen. Zia ul Haq.

    One would hope that such celebrity politics also does some thing for the common decency in Pakistan and else where.

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