Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PAKISTAN – Advent of prayer, penance and charity, for a humble and simple Christmas
Lahore – Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw of Lahore wishes for an Advent season marked by prayer, penance and charity, expressed in a pastoral letter to the faithful in all parishes and communities. It is the time of preparation for Christmas, emphasizes the Archbishop, which will be lived through this year in times of the pandemic and will be characterized by “deep faith, humility and simplicity”. The community, the Archbishop remarked, “is affected by suffering and uncertainty in these months, which are marked by the spread of the coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of the pandemic. That is why we have a special day of prayer in all parishes on December 8th and ecclesiastical associations, as a sign of hope and consolation”.