Pope set to embark on first visit to Pakistan
Eastern Eye Staff
POPE Francis is set to visit Pakistan this year on his first-ever trip to the Islamic nation, officials said on Thursday (March 3). The invitation by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the Head of Catholic Church was extended by Ports and Shipping Minister Kamran Michael – the only Christian minister in the current government – and Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Yusuf during a meeting in Vatican last month. Officials said that Pope accepted the invitation extended on behalf of Sharif. “It is true that Pope has accepted the invitation and the dates of the trip will be finalised by mutual…
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