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St. Anthony's Church, Lahore

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St. Anthony's Church, Lahore, located 270 kilometers southeast of Islamabad is one of the oldest churches in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore in Pakistan. History The church was consecrated in 1899. It was formerly called the "Railway Church." Father Andrew Francis was the pastor of St. Anthony's Parish until becoming Bishop of Multan in 2000, followed by Father Emmanuel Asi, one of the country's leading theologians. Father George Daniel was parish priest from 2004 from 2012 when Father Emmanuel Yousaf Manni replaced him. To improve relations between Christians and Muslims, the officials at St. Anthony's Church organized a Christian-Muslim meeting on November 19, 2005, and formed Christian-Muslim Rabita (cooperation) Society in Lahore. The parish has other important ministries, including visiting and teaching prisoners. On May 29, 1990, the Inspector General of prisons in Punjab granted permission to church organizations to hold Bible studies with Christi
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