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ACC in Pakistan holds convention--builds ecumenical ties and receives new members into the Church

Jun 18, 2018


Bishop Mushtaq Andrew presides at mass during the ACC Convention in Pakistan

Bishop Mushtaq Andrew of the Diocese of Lahore reports that the ACC in Pakistan is doing well, and that there are indications of developing ecumenical ties between Christians in the area. 

The Bishop cited a recent convention, held at the parish of St. Mary’s Anglican Catholic Church, Narowal, where over six hundred people came together to venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary, and join together for food, fellowship, and prayer. 

In addition to those from the ACC, attendees included members of the Roman Catholic Church and several Protestant denominations. 

The day's events included a mass, said by Bishop Andrew, and what was reported as an inspiring sermon from Father Sajjad Anjum.  Children from St. Mary’s High School in Narowal and St. Anthony's Anglican School in Gujranwala performed religious tableaus, and the choir of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Narowal sang. 

There was also a healing service sponsored by St. Paul's Anglican Catholic Church, Lahore cantonment, and a dinner provided by the entire Anglican community.

Bishop Andrew reports that at the end of the day, fifteen new families were received into the ACC.   

For more stories like this, see the upcoming issue of The Trinitarian.  

Tagged: lahore, pakistan, convention