In the footsteps of St. Francis: Capuchin friars promote peaceful co-existence in Pakistan.

Fr. Francis Nadeem
Muslim and Christian Children express a desire for peace and harmony through Paintings Lahore (5 Oct 2018)

Children from different schools including Islamic seminaries of Lahore expressed their ambitions for peace through paintings and artistic, models during an Art Exhibition held at St. Mary’s High School, Gulberg, Lahore.  This significant occasion was organized by the National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism (Catholic Bishops’ Conference – Pakistan).

Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap (Executive Secretary National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism), Br. Faisal Francis OFM Cap, Moulana Muhammad Asim Makhdoom, Moulana Mufti Ashiq Hussain and Moulana Muhammad Mukhtar were the Chief guests of the occasion. The guests inaugurated the Peace Art Exhibition by cutting the ribbon.

In his message, Fr. Francis Nadeem emphasized the need for the promotion of peace and tolerance. He expressed that today the entire world is in the grip of terrorism. In our motherland, the situation is also terrible. He appealed to the entire nation to be united and work together for the restoration of peace, progress and stability of the country.  He said that we are one nation and it is our national duty to contribute our efforts for this dignified cause.

Moulana Muhammad Asim Makhdoom and Mulana Mufti Ashiq Hussain appreciated the emotions and ambitions of the children while watching the paintings and posters on the subject of peace. The celebration ended with the prayer of peace. The prayer was led by Br. Faisal Francis OFM Cap.

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