Dominicans are the pioneers of our dioceses Multan and Faisalabad, Bishop Joseph Arshad
Faisalabad (Fr. Shahzad Aquinas OP): The 1st of December, it was the celebration of the Jubilee of the Order at Warispura, Faisalabad. At this historical moment Bro. Yasir Paul OP Ordained Deacon by his Excellency Bishop Joseph Arshad (Bishop of Faisalabad Diocese). The Jubilee Candle was lit by Fr. Pascal and Bishop Joseph Arshad.
Bishop Joseph highlighted the great services of Dominican missionaries’ friars and sisters in Pakistan. He mentioned that Dominicans are the pioneers of the two dioceses namely, Multan and Faisalabad in Pakistan. Dominicans are offering remarkable services in the fields of education, parishes, Justice and Peace, Prison ministry, interfaith dialogue, tribal mission, faith formation of the laity and youth, offering retreats, teaching and preaching.
Fr. Pascal in his words of gratitude paid tribute to the great and outstanding services of the Dominican missionaries in the building and development of the local church. He said that Jubilee is a time to renew our efforts and move forward in this modern era to continue the great legacy of our forefathers. At this historical event Bro. Yasir was ordained deacon. Dominican friars, sisters and many lay people were also present at this occasion.