Christian community celebrating Christmas today

December 25, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Christian community across the world is celebrating Christmas today to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (A.S).

Special services will be held in Churches across the country to celebrate the festival.

Congratulating the Christian community on the Christmas day, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in their separate messages have appreciated the sincere efforts of Christian community for the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

The President said this is a day to reiterate universal teachings of patience, tolerance, kindness and goodwill for the whole mankind.

He said Constitution of Pakistan guarantees equal rights for all minority communities and the Government is fulfilling its constitutional and moral responsibilities in this regard.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his felicitation message said that Jesus Christ (AS) brought and preached the message of peace, brotherhood and love for the whole humanity.

Christian community across the world is celebrating Christmas today to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (A.S).

Special services will be held in Churches across the country to celebrate the festival.

Congratulating the Christian community on the Christmas day, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in their separate messages have appreciated the sincere efforts of Christian community for the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

The President said this is a day to reiterate universal teachings of patience, tolerance, kindness and goodwill for the whole mankind.

He said Constitution of Pakistan guarantees equal rights for all minority communities and the Government is fulfilling its constitutional and moral responsibilities in this regard.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his felicitation message said that Jesus Christ (AS) brought and preached the message of peace, brotherhood and love for the whole humanity.

Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are “driven from their land” because of leaders willing to shed “innocent blood”.

“So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary,” the Argentine pontiff, himself the grandson of Italian migrants, told worshippers in Saint Peter’s Basilica

“We see the tracks of millions of persons who do not choose to go away but, driven from their land, leave behind their dear ones.”

Many engulfed in the ongoing migration crisis were forced to flee from leaders “who, to impose their power and increase their wealth, see no problem in shedding innocent blood”, said the 81-year-old, who will give his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” Christmas address on Monday.

The pontiff’s plea for “hope” came as fresh tensions simmered in the West Bank following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Published in Global, Pakistan

Story first published: 25th December 2017