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Apostolic Nuncio visits Archdiocese of Lahore

His Grace Archbishop Germano Penemote, the Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan, embarked on a grace-filled journey to the Archdiocese of Lahore from February 21st to 24th, 2024. This sacred visit, inaugurated with a warm welcome led by Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore, unfolded with spiritually enriching moments and profound encounters throughout the four days.

The journey commenced with a solemn welcome Eucharistic celebration at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Lahore, where Archbishop Germano Penemote praised the profound faith of the diocesan community. He urged them to stand firm in their faith despite challenges faced, setting a sacred tone for the rest of his pastoral visit.

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On the second day, Archbishop Germano Penemote inspired seminarians at St. Mary’s Minor Seminary and St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Youhanabad to dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to their studies and discern their sacred vocations in service to the Lord. He also graced St. John’s Church in Youhanabad, presiding over a solemn Eucharistic celebration and offering prayers for the canonization of Akash Bashir, Servant of God.

On the 3rd day, Archbishop Germano Penemote engaged with the dedicated Religious Congregations of Women and Catechists, acknowledging their pivotal roles in the Church. He conveyed blessings from His Holiness Pope Francis and expressed deep appreciation for their commitment to the Church’s mission.

The fourth and final day was dedicated to strengthening connections with the clergy of the Archdiocese of Lahore and fostering interfaith harmony. Archbishop Germano Penemote presided over a profound Eucharistic celebration with Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw and the clergy, emphasizing the importance of turning to God in all situations. Additionally, he engaged with representatives of the Muslim community, promoting harmony and peace among different religions.

The visit concluded on February 24, 2024, leaving a profound impact on the faithful of the Archdiocese of Lahore. The memories created during this visit will serve as a source of inspiration for their spiritual journey ahead, fostering unity, and promoting love and harmony among all. Archbishop Germano Penemote’s pastoral visit truly enriched the spiritual landscape of Lahore, leaving behind a legacy of faith, hope, and unity.

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