Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PAKISTAN – Farewell to Fr. Francis Nadeem, Capuchin friar engaged in interreligious dialogue
Lahore – “We have lost a wonderful priest and friar, who humbly served in his community, and also reached people of other faiths with the Christian message of peace and love. A priest who was known, appreciated and loved not only among Christians, but also among faithful of other religions”: is what Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw said to Agenzia Fides, commemorating Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap, Provincial of the Capuchins in Pakistan, his confrere in the interreligious dialogue mission for over three decades. The friar, sick and dialysed, died in a hospital in Lahore after a heart attack on 3 July. The Archbishop thus remembers him: “He was full of ideas, always very creative in building bridges among people of different faiths. He was in communion and in excellent relationship with people of other faith, and he always worked to spread the message of peace and love, in the name of Christ, in all corners of the Country”.