Pakistan has won the Ninth Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay Award held on Friday, 8 June 2018 on the solemn feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – a day reserved for praying for the sanctification of priests worldwide.
The Ninth Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay 2018 award was presented by Rev. Father Nazar Nawab, parish priest of St. Paul’s Parish Karachi, and the local representative of the Worldpriest Global Apostolate for Pakistan, Naveed Anjum, to His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Karachi-Pakistan on Friday 25 January 2019, on the solemn feast of the conversion of St. Paul the Apostle and The Golden Jubilee Celebration Day of St. Paul’s Parish Mehmoodabad Karachi-Pakistan (the biggest Parish of Metropolitan Karachi, Pakistan).
In his thanksgiving address, His Eminence Cardinal Coutts praised the Worldpriest initiative of praying for priests and the promotion of the Rosary for the sanctification of priests worldwide. He also thanked Rev. Father Nazar Nawab and Naveed Anjum for bringing Worldpriest’s mission to Pakistan. There are twenty-four Catholic churches in Pakistan and the four cities of Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sialkot participated in this Global Rosary Relay. There are six Catholic dioceses in Pakistan and the three archdioceses of Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad participated. A convent of Franciscan Sisters also participated.
A word of congratulations from Worldpriest. The founder of Worldpriest, Marion Mulhall and the Worldpriest team who organized this great event were overjoyed at the success of Pakistan in winning this 2018 award. The determination with which Pakistan’s participation was coordinated with such courage; dedication and witness to faith by the people of Pakistan who participated so devoutly and so prayerfully in the Annual Global Rosary Relay of 2018 deserve the highest level of recognition and praise. A special word of thanks must go to our local representative of the Worldpriest Global Apostolate for Pakistan – Naveed Anjum.
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