Pope Francis to be invited to visit Pakistan: Ashrafi.

ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister's Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi Wednesday said after the successful visit of Canterbury's Archbishop Justin Welby, it was decided that Pope Francis would be extended an invitation to visit Pakistan.

He along with Church of Pakistan's President Bishop Azad Marshall was working on the plan in a bid to further stamp by another world-renowned religious personality that Pakistan was a land of peace and religious harmony, he added in a statement.

Ashrafi, who is also Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman, said the visit of Canterbury's Archbishop Justin Welby had projected a soft image of Pakistan internationally.

He said...

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