Archbishop Canterbury arrives on three-day visit

LAHORE: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby landed at Lahore Airport on a three-day visit to Pakistan early Saturday night.

Special Representative of the Prime Minister (SRPM) for Interfaith-Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi accompanied by President of the Church of Pakistan Bishop Azad Marshal received the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

During his three-day visit, the Archbishop of Canterbury is scheduled to meet President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, foreign minister and various religious and political leaders. The Archbishop will also visit Grand Jamia Mosque Bahria Town.

Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council and SRPM for Interfaith-Harmony and Middle East Allama Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi and President of the Church of Pakistan Bishop Azad Marshall will host a dinner to the visiting Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Tahir Ashrafi said the Archbishop of Canterbury is a spiritual leader of the Christian community, and is respected and loved all over the world.

He said the people and the government of Pakistan welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury, as his visit would promote interfaith harmony in Pakistan.

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