Pakistan: Religious Leaders call for Peace in Name of Francis of Assisi

Peace between India and Pakistan “is necessary and it is the only viable way because both countries cannot afford a war, while peace is the only way to prosper and make progress”. As Fides News Agency reported March 7, 2019, this is what Christian and Muslim religious leaders, who gathered in Lahore in recent days, for a meeting promoted by the Province of the Capuchin friars in Pakistan said, focusing on the theme “The encounter of Saint Francis with the Sultan and interreligious dialogue today”.

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Pakistan: Christians and Muslims Commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Encounter Between St. Francis and Sultan

To commemorate the historic encounter between St Francis of Assisi with the Sultan of Egypt, AL-Kamil in the year 1219, Christians and Muslims held a special ceremony launch a year of events to promote tolerance, dialogue and a common commitment to peace.

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