Pope accepts invitation to visit Pakistan

| Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 09:07
First Published |
Pope Francis, Pakistan

Pope accepts invitation to visit Pakistan | Photo: IANS

Islamabad: Pope Francis has accepted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s invitation to visit Pakistan this year, a media reported said on Thursday.
According to a message received on Wednesday from the Vatican, the invitation was extended by Ports and Shipping Minister Kamran Michael and Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Yusuf, Dawn online reported.
Micheal led a high-level delegation for Rome to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican City on February 23. 
(Also read: Talks to resume after probe team's visit to India: Sartaj Aziz)
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 percent of Pakistan's population, which accounts for about 2.8 million people.

Download English News App and stay updated with all Latest News.
For News in English, follow us on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.