Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PAKISTAN – An ancient Christian cross discovered in the mountains of Northern Pakistan
Islamabad – “The stone cross found in the mountains of Skardu-Baltistan indicates the presence of Christianity in northern Pakistan, already ten centuries ago. It is an important historical discovery and poses new challenges for more excavations to be carried out in this mountainous area where today there are no Christians”: this is what Fr. Bonnie Mendes, an elderly Pakistani priest, commenting the recent archaeological discovery to Fides which sheds new light on the history of the Christian presence in Pakistan.