Beautiful Churches of Pakistan
During the historic address of Presidential address to the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, on 11 August 1947, Quaid cleared down the status of minorities in Pakistan. Quaid has opened the path of religious freedom of all based on the concept coined by Prophet Muhammad PBUH during his rule in Medina where all religions stayed in harmony under the auspicious of the state.
In Quaid’s words,
Keeping In line with this policy, religious minorities in Pakistan are enjoying complete rights to perform their religious practices and build and decorate their religious places.
Christianity being the second largest religious minority in Pakistan, enjoys the autonomy of religious practices. Churches are the center of their religious practices. Pakistan have a number of beautiful Churches serving its principal of religious harmony. Here is the list of beautiful churches you would like to visit.
1. Cathedral Church of the Resurrection,Lahore:
The Cathedral Church of the Resurrection is an Anglican cathedral in the heart of Lahore, Pakistan. It was built on The Mall in 1887, opposite the Lahore High Court. The Cathedral Church is commonly referred to by Lahoris as Kukar Girja because of a weather cock that was mounted on the central lantern, one of the highest points.
2. Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Karachi:
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi, is situated on Shahrah-e-Iraq, formerly known as Clarke Street, located near the Empress Market in Karachi, Pakistan. The present-day cathedral is built in Gothic style; it measures 170 ft. by 75 ft., and has the capacity to accommodate at least 1,500 worshippers at the same time.
3. St. John's Church Jehlum:
St. John's Church is an Anglican church, now under the Church of Pakistan, located in Jhelum cantonment, Pakistan, beside the river Jhelum. It was built in 1860. It is a Protestant church and was in usage throughout the British colonial period. For around forty years it fought with time to retain its stature and was renovated later to match the gory of old times.
4. The Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, Faisalabad:
The Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul Faisalabadis the main church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad, Pakistan. The cathedral has played a role in promoting harmony and understanding between the nation’s religious communities through events like the 2007 dinner Faisalabad’s Council for Inter-religious dialogue hosted for Muslim leaders and faithful.
5. The Newly Constructed Church of the Holy Name , Bannu:
6. Saint Xavier Church Abbottabad
7. St. Luke’s Church, Abbottabad: