Catholics Revere Baha'i Community, Promote Interfaith Harmony

Published 15 November 2017  |  
(Baha'i media)
Pakistan Catholic Church leaders join in a celebration marking the 200th birth anniversary of the founder of the Baha'i faith in Karachi.

A human right body of the Catholic Church in Pakistan has granted its good wishes to the minority Baha'i community as they commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of their founder.

The National Commission for Justice and Peace initiated the program "to strengthen our relationship with people from other religions," said Kashif Javed Anthony, coordinator of the commission.

Farhad Mashriqui, a representative of the Baha'i community, gave special thanks Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi and the Catholic Church for taking this initiative to promote interfaith harmony.

"It's an honor for us that the Catholic Church has invited people of various religions to share their love and being part of our joy, when we are celebrating the bicentennial birthday year of Hazrat Baha'u'llah, our prophet," said Mashriqui, according to UCA News.com.

Baha'u'llah founded the Baha'i faith in 1863 in present-day Iran. They teach unity of God and all religions and mankind. Baha'i community has 5 and 7 million followers across the world.

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