An interreligious prayer service was organized by National commission for interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism (Catholic Bishops Conference – Pakistan) in connection with Pakistan Day.
A number of Muslim and Christian Leaders participated in this prayers service. The prayer ceremony was presided by His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw; the chairman of the commission. Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap, the executive secretary NCIDE was the main organizer of the prayer service.
On this occasion Muslim and Christian Leaders offered prayers for the promotion of interfaith harmony, restoration of peace and progress of the country. They also prayed for the success of armed forces to control the prevailing wave of terrorism and bloodshed in the country and paid homage for their deliberate efforts. Special prayers were also said for the protection of minorities in the country. Full report.
What is significant is the move to unite all world’s religions under the banners of the papacy.
Pope Francis has previously called Muslims and Christians as brothers and sisters. Of different faiths, the Pope says it does not matter, since they all pray to one god. And he has said the Koran and the Bible are the same.
And let it be remembered, it is the boast of Rome that she never changes. The principles of Gregory VII and Innocent III are still the principles of the Roman Catholic Church. And had she but the power, she would put them in practice with as much vigor now as in past centuries. Protestants little know what they are doing when they propose to accept the aid of Rome in the work of Sunday exaltation. While they are bent upon the accomplishment of their purpose, Rome is aiming to re-establish her power, to recover her lost supremacy. .—Great Controversy, p. 581.