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Friday Apr 15 2022
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APP

Pakistani Christians celebrate Good Friday with prayers for peace

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APP
Christians busy in their religious rituals at St Francis Church, Anarkali to mark Good Friday in Lahore on April 2, 2021. — APP
Christians busy in their religious rituals at St Francis Church, Anarkali to mark Good Friday in Lahore on April 2, 2021. — APP

ISLAMABAD: Christians in Pakistan celebrated Good Friday today (Friday) with religious fervour and zeal, while Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, like in other parts of the world.

Archbishop Joseph Arshad while talking to PTV News said that special prayer ceremonies were held in churches across Pakistan.

Good Friday is observed before Easter Sunday as a religious day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death.

Archibishop Arshad said that on this occasion, all the churches of Pakistan have been decorated with colourful little flags and decorative electric lights.

After Christmas, Easter is Christianity’s second biggest festival.

He said all religious minorities living in the country were enjoying equal rights under the Constitution of Pakistan which was appreciable.

“On this day, we spread the message of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. We pray for peace in the country,” he added.