Churches in Pakistan

By Rashid Zia Cheema

Christianity is the second largest religious minority in Pakistan after Hinduism. The total number of Christians in Pakistan was estimated at 2.5 million in 2005, or 1.6% of the population. Of these, approximately half are Roman Catholic and half Protestant. Most Christians in Pakistan are descended from recent converts during British rule. For more details please see Wikipedia article Christianity in Pakistan.
In this post, photos of churches in Pakistan are shown.
For ease of locating a church in any city, the names of the cities have been listed in alphabetical order.

Abbottabad: St. Luke’s  Church. This Anglican church was consecrated in 1864. Photo by tango 48.

Pakistani Church Photos: Saint Luke's Church Abbottabad - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Abbottabad: St. Peter Canisius Catholic Church, Abbottabad. It was  built and consecrated in late 19th century.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint Peter Canisius Catholic Church, Abbottabad

Abbottabad: Saint Xavier Church, Thandiani, Abbottabad

Pakistani Church Photos: Saint Xavier Church, Thandiani, Abbotabad - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Ayubia: Catholic Church, Ghora Dhaka, Khanispur, Ayubia. It was built in 1874.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Catholic Church, Ghora Dhaka, Ayubia

Bannu: The Newly Constructed Church of the Holy Name. Photo by Shiraz Hassan.

Pakistani Church Photos: Church of the Holy Name at Bannu - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Clarkabad: Christ Church, Clarkabad, Punjab. Clarkabad is located between Raiwind and Kot Radha Kishan.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Christ Church, Clarkabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Clarkabad: Map of Clarkabad, Punjab, Pakistan

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Map of Clarkabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Faisalabad: First Presbyterian Church. It is located on Railway Road Faisalabad and was built in 1902.

 First Presbyterian Church, Railway Road, Faisalabad - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Faisalabad: Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. It is the main church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad. The cathedral was designed by an Italian architect and built in 1965 by the Italian Dominicans who were then running the diocese.

 Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Faisalabad - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Faisalabad: Holy Rosary Parish, Warispura, FaisalabadHoly Rosary Parish is a church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad, in Warispura, Faisalabad. It was established in May 1967.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Holy Rosary Parish, Warispura, Faisalabad

Faisalabad:  St. Albert’s Catholic Church, Julius Salik Town, FaisalabadThis Church, built in the poor neighborhood of Julius Salik Town (better known as J-Salik), in the parish of Holy Rosary in Faisalabad, Punjab. It was established on November 23, 2011.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint Albert's Catholic Church, Julius Salik Town, Faisalabad

Gojra: St. John’s Church, Gojra. It was established on November 18, 1913.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint John's Church, Gojra

Gujranwala: St. Francis Xavier Church, Gujranwala

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Francis Xavier Church, Gujranwala

Gujranwala: A Church in Gujranwala, 1865

Pakistani Church Photos: A Church in Gujranwala,1865 - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Gujrat: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Gujrat. This church was built in 1938.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Gujrat, Pakistan

Hafizabad: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, HafizabadChurch Website: http://stfrancisofassisichurchhaf.org/index.html

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hafizabad - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Hyderabad: St. Philip’s Church

Saint Philip's Church, Hyderabad - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Islamabad: St. Thomas’ Church. Denomination: Church of Pakistan. The Church of Pakistan was established in 1970 as a union of Anglicans, Scottish Presbyterians (Church of Scotland), Methodists and Lutherans. It is a part of the Anglican Communion and is loosely affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of Manchester.
Red coloured brick structure was built in1980s. The style draws on surviving traditional Pakistani brickworking skills and local Moghul architecture.

 Red coloured brick building of Saint Thomas' Church, Islamabad - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Islamabad: Our Lady of Fatima Church. It is located at Kaghan Road, Street 55, F-8/4, Islamabad. On 12th October, 1979, this Church was consecrated by Bishop Simeon A. Pereira and dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima.
The church is dedicated to the miraculous appearance of the blessed Virgin Mary in a small village in Portugal. According to the legend, on the 13th of each month from May to October 1917, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three shepherd children in the fields outside the village of Aljustrel near Fatima, Portugal. Photo by Khalid Mahmood
Church Website: http://olofc.org/index.asp

Our Lady of Fatima Church, Kaghan Road, F 8/4, Islamabad - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Islamabad: The Bible Fellowship Church, Alama Iqbal Colony, Islamabad

The Bible Fellowship Church, Alama Iqbal Colony, Islamabad - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Jhelum:  St. John’s Church, Jhelum.  St. John’s Church is located in Jhelum cantonment, beside the river Jhelum. After some eight years in the construction, it was consecrated in 1857 as an Anglican house of worship. It is a Protestant church, now under the Church of Pakistan.
The church was built to commemorate the British victory in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 (The  Natives call it The War of Independence).

  Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint John's Church, Jhelum

Jhelum: Marble Lectern at St. John’s Church, Jhelum. St. John’s Church was built to commemorate the British victory in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 (The  Natives call it The War of Independence) and this church and the names on the lectern show that Jhelum was also a centre of resistance against the British Empire. 35 British soldiers of the 24th Regiment of Foot died in Jhelum on 7 July 1857. Photo by Khalid Mahmood.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Marble Lectern at Saint John's Church, Jhelum

Jhelum: Presbyterian Church, Jhelum

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Presbyterian Church, Jhelum

Jhelum: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Jehulm. This church was built in 1949.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Jehulm

Karachi: St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi, situated on Shahrah-e-Iraq (Old Clarke Street), Karachi. A church was initially built on the grounds of this cathedral in 1845, and was called St. Patrick’s Church. In April 1881, the present-day cathedral, built in Gothic style, was opened to accommodate more worshippers. The little old church also continued to function until it was destroyed by a storm in 1885. For more details, read Wikipedia article Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Karachi.
In 1978 the cathedral celebrated its centenary. The Pakistan Post Office issued special commemorative stamps on the occasion. Pope John Paul I sent special greetings and blessings on the occasion.
In November 1991 the cathedral was visited by Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Photo by Karachi_St._Patricks_Cathedral.jpgXalD.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Karachi - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Karachi: Stamps Issued in 1978 on Centenary of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Karachi

Stamps issued in 1978 on centenary of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Karachi - Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Karachi: Holy Trinity Cathedral. Holy Trinity Cathedral, is the seat of the Church of Pakistan, Diocese of Karachi, situated on Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi. Built in 1855, its tall tower was also a light house as it was built with a purpose to facilitate the ships arriving at Karachi Harbour.

Holy Trinity Church, Karachi - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Karachi: Saint Andrew’s ChurchSt Andrew’s Church is located in Saddar, Karachi. It is known as the Scottish church. It was built in 1868 by a Scottish Mission. It merged with the Church of Pakistan in 1970 when Protestant Churches across the country united. Four denominations came together: Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran and Presbyterian (Scottish) from four Dioceses.  The church building is built in Gothic style with arches.

Saint Andrew's Church, Karachi- Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Karachi: St. Joseph’s Convent School Chapel. It is located next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The chapel was built in 1901 in the premises of St. Joseph’s Convent School, with classrooms below.  The roof of this new chapel was torn off six months later in a violent cyclone, which swept over Karachi. The roof was later rebuilt. For more details see: History of St. Joseph’s.

Saint Joseph's Convent School Chapel, Karachi - Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Karachi: Christ Church Drigh Road, Karachi. This church came into existence on 7th Sept 1935. Its Opening and Dedication Ceremony was held on 21st March 1937.  Church Website: http://www.christchurchdrighroad.pk/home.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Christ Church Drigh Road, Karachi

Karachi: Our Lady of Fatima Church. This church is located between Reno Center (site of Reno Cinema) and Gul Plaza (site of old East India Tram Company) in a street off  M. A. Jinnah Road, Karachi. On the 8th Sep, 1963, the Church was completed and dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima.It  is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi. It is the only church located in Karachi which has a circular architectural design and built in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Second Vatican Council.
The church is dedicated to the miraculous appearance of the blessed Virgin Mary in a small village of Fatima in Portugal. According to the legend, The Blessed Virgin Mary, appeared to 3 shepherd children in 1917 in a village in Portugal. Photo by GlennRyall.

 Our Lady of Fatima Church, off M.A. Jinnah Road, Karachi - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Karachi: St. Paul’s Church near the Lighthouse, Manora, Karachi

Pakistani Church Photos: Saint Paul's Church near the lighthouse, Manora, Karachi - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Karak: Church of the Holy Name, January 1913

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Church of the Holy Name in Karak, January 1913

Kharian: A Church at Kharian Cantonment, District Gujrat

Pakistani Church Photos: A church at Kharian Cantt, Gujrat - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Khipro: Church of Reconciliation, Khipro. This church is located in Khipro, a desert town in Sindh.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Church of Reconciliation, Khipro

Khushab: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Josephabad, Khushab. This church was built in 1948.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Josephabad, Khushab

Kohat: St. Augustine’s Church, Kohat in February 1916. Photo by emmyeustace.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Augustine's Church, Kohat in 1916

Kohat: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kohat. This church was built in 1949.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kohat

Lahore: Aerial View of Cathedral Church and School, The Mall, Lahore. Photo by Jawad Zakariya.

Pakistani Church Photos: Aerial view of Cathedral Church and School on the Mall Road, Lahore - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Lahore: St. Anthony’s Church, Lahore. St. Anthony’s Church is located at Lawrence Road, Lahore. It was built in 1899 and is one of the oldest churches in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore. Photo by jzakariya.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Anthony's Church, Lahore

Lahore: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. St. Andrew’s Church at Empress Road, Lahore was built in 1899, for the Christian employees of the Railways, in the Neo-Gothic style of architecture that was prevalent at the time. It is not far from the Lahore Railway Station and is also known as The Railway Church.

Lahore Pictures: Saint Andrew's Anglican Church, Lahore - Images, Photos of Lahore

Mianwali: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mariakhel, Mianwali. This church was built in 1949.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mariakhel, Mianwali

Multan: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Multan. It is located at Qasim Road, Multan Cantt.  It is also known as Sister Mary’s Cathedral. Photo by Saad Sarfraz Sheikh.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Mary's Cathedral, Multan

Murree: Holy Trinity Church, The Mall, Murree. Holy Trinity Church was built in 1857. Until 1875, it was away from the then main market (Now called “Lower Bazaar”). But when the “Great Fire” burned down the market in 1875 a new Mall strip was built in its place in an area overlooked by the church grounds and parallel to the “Lower Bazaar”. Photo by Karrar Haidri.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Holy Trinity Church, Murree, during heavy snow

Murree: View of Holy Trinity Church from Kashmir Point, Murree 

  Pictures of Pakistani Churches: View of Holy Trinity Church from Kashmir Point, Murree

Murree: Chapel at Saint Denys’ High School Murree 

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Chapel at St. Denys' High School Murree

Murree: Catholic Church of Mother Mary Our Lady of Sorrows, Murree. It was built in 1917.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Catholic Church of Mother Mary Our Lady of Sorrows, Murree

Nathia Gali: St. Matthew’s Church Nathia GaliSt. Matthew’s, a remnant from the British period and made entirely of wood. It was built in 1914. It is situated at the edge of the mountain with a nice panorama towards Kashmir. Photo by Saleem Shahid.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Mathew’s Church Nathia Gali

Nathia Gali: Foundation stone (26 Sep 1914) at St. Matthew’s Church, Nathia Gali. Photo by Kamran Paracha.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Foundation stone (26 Sep 1914) at St. Matthew’s Church, Nathia Gali

Nathia Gali: Designer’s Plaque at St. Matthew’s Church, Nathia Gali. Photo by Kamran Paracha.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Designer's Plaque at St. Mathew’s Church, Nathia Gali

Nathia Gali: Plaque for Furniture Donor at St. Matthew’s Church, Nathia Gali. Photo by Kamran Paracha.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Plaque for furniture donor at St. Matthew’s Church, Nathia Gali

Nawab Shah: Mariam Church, Nawab Shah

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Mariam Church, Nawab Shah

Nawab Shah: St. Francis Solanus’ Church, Nawab Shah. This photo which was taken in 1963 is on sale on ebay. Probably the name of this church at some point of time was changed to Mariam Church. If you compare the building of Mariam Church shown in the preceding photo with St. Francis Solanus’s Church, the both buildings are identical. Some visitor of this website from Nawab Shah is requested to further clear this doubt.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Francis Solanus' Church, Nawab Shah

Nowshera Cantt: Holy Name Catholic Church, Nowshera Cantonment. This church was built in 1948.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Holy Name Catholic Church, Nowshera Cantonment

Okara: Christ Church, Okara

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Christ Church, Okara

Pasrur: Presbyterian Church, Pasrur, District Sialkot

Presbyterian Church, Pasrur, District Sialkot - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Peshawar: St. John’s Cathedral

Saint John's Cathedral, Peshawar - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Peshawar: St. Johns Church Peshawar, 1878. Photograph of Peshawar, with a view across the cantonment towards St. John’s Church and the distant mountains of the Khyber Pass, taken in 1878 by John Burke.

Church Pictures - St. John's Church Peshawar, 1878 - Churches from Pakistan

Peshawar Cantt: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Peshawar Cantt. St Michael’s Catholic Church is the oldest Catholic Church in Peshawar, Pakistan. It is located on The Mall. It was consecrated in 1851. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi. In the days of the Empire, British Catholic soldiers, armed with rifles, would parade to church, led by a Drum Major wielding his baton, with two bagpipers and two or four kettle drummers. After Mass, the soldiers would march back to their barracks. The church had special pews with arrangements for holding weapons.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Peshawar Cantonment

Peshawar: St. John Mary Vianney’s Catholic Church, Peshawar. St. John Vianney’s Church is an old Catholic church on City Circular Road, Peshawar. It was built in 1937. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi. It should not be confused with St. John’s Protestant Church, Peshawar, which was constructed between 1851 and 1860.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint John Mary Vianney's Catholic Church, Peshawar

Peshawar: All Saints’ Church. It is located inside the Kohati Gate of the old walled city of Peshawar is an architecturally unique place of worship that bears a striking resemblance to a mosque with minarets and a dome.
The Church was opened on St. John’s Day, 27 December 1883. A plaque on a wall records: “This church is erected to the Glory of God and dedicated to the memory of All Saints in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1883.”

All Saints’ Church, inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Quetta: Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, Quetta

Church Pictures - Bethel Memorial Methodist Church Quetta - Churches from Pakistan

Quetta: St. Michaels Church, Quetta

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Michael's Church, Quetta

Quetta: St. Mary’s Church Quetta in winter 1939-40. Photo was taken in the exceptionally harsh winter of 1939-40. Photo by Derek Boddington. St. Mary’s Church was built around 1900 and survived the 1935 brutal earthquake which destroyed more than half of the city.

 Saint Mary's Church Quetta during winter of 1939-40 - Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Quetta: St. Lukes Church, Quetta, 1910 

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Lukes Church, Quetta, 1910

Quetta: St. Mary’s Church, 1900

Pakistani Church Photos: Saint Mary's Church Quetta, 1900 - Pics Churches of Pakistan. List of Pakistani Churches.

Quetta: The Roman Catholic Church, 1900

Pakistani Church Photos: The Roman Caholic Church, Quetta, 1900 - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Rawalpindi: Saint Paul’s Church, The Mall Road, Rawalpindi. Saint Paul’s Church is located in front of Army Hockey Stadium in a corner at the intersection of Mall Road and Murree Road. This elegant building was built in 1908 during British Raj era. Due to its pink colour, on can’t miss it while passing through the Mall.

Image of Saint Paul's Church, The Mall Road, Rawalpindi Cantt, opposite Army Hockey Stadium

Rawalpindi: Plaque at Saint Paul’s Church, The Mall Road, RawalpindiSt. Paul’s Church is located in front of Army Hockey Stadium in a corner at the intersection of Mall Road and Murree Road. This elegant building was built in 1908 during British Raj. Photo by .

Pakistani Church Photos: Photo of plaque at Saint Paul's Church, The Mall Road, Rawalpindi - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Rawalpindi: Christ Church, Lalkurti, Rawalpindi. It is located in Lal Kurti in cantonment area on Iftikhar Janjua Road beside Pearl Continental Hotel. It was built in 1852 in the Gothic style. Photo by Yasir Awan.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches:  Christ Church, Lalkurti, Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Lalkurti, Rawalpindi Cantt. Established in 1887.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: St. Joseph's Cathedral, Lalkurti, Rawalpindi Cantt

Rawalpindi:  St. Mary’s Church, Rawalpindi. Established in 1882. Photo by .

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint Mary's Church, Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: Sacred Heart Church, Westridge, Rawalpindi. It was built in 1885. Islamabad Rawalpindi Diocese Pakistan.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches - Sacred Heart Church, Westridge, Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: Rare Photo of Sacred Heart Church, Westridge, Rawalpindi in 1906

Sacred Heart Church, Westridge, Rawalpindi, 1906 - Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Rawalpindi: Holy Family Catholic Church, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Holy Family Catholic Church, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Murree Road, Rawalpindi. It was built in 1927.

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Murree Road, Rawalpindi

Sargodha: Divine Mercy Catholic Church SargodhaA New parish is created in Islamabad- Rawalpindi Diocese.

Divine Mercy Catholic Church Sargodha - Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Sargodha: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. It is located at University Road, Sargodha. It was built in 1910. Islamabad – Rawalpindi Diocese.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sargodha - Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Sialkot: The Holy Trinity Cathedral Church (Sialkot Cathedral). This church is located on The Mall (Quaid-e-Azam Road) in Sialkot Cantonment . Its first stone was laid on March 1, 1852. The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Madras on January 30, 1857, Sialkot at the time being in the Diocese of Calcutta. Photo by Irfan Mirza.

Pakistani Church Photos: The Holy Trinity Cathedral Church at Sialkot - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Sialkot: St. James Catholic Church, Sialkot. Photo by by 

 Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint James Catholic Church, Sialkot

Sialkot: Church in Murray College, Sialkot

Church Pictures - Church in Murray College, Sialkot - Churches from Pakistan

Sialkot: Jubilee Church. Built in 1922. Photo by’ Pakistani in Odense’.

Jubilee Church, Sialkot - Images Pictures of Pakistani Churches

Sukkur: Saint Mary’s Catholic Church St. Mary’s Church was built in early 1850s. In February 2006, a mob destroyed the church and was rebuilt and opened in 2009.  This photo was taken in 1992. Photo by Francis Hannaway.

Pakistani Church Photos: Saint Mary's Catholic Church at Sukkur - Pics Churches of Pakistan

Wah Cantt: St. Thomas Catholic Church, Wah Cantt. This church was built in 1951.

Pictures of Pakistani Churches: Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Wah Cantt

Editor’s Note: In the subsequent part of this Post, some rare photos have been included, though not of churches, but which may be of interest to the Christian community in Pakistan.

Pope John Paul II in Karachi, 1981. Pope John Paul II is greeted by President Zia-ul-Haq in Karachi 16 February 1981. This was Pope’s first ever visit of Pakistan.

 Pope John Paul II is greeted by President Zia-ul-Haq in Karachi 16 February 1981 ; Christians in Pakistan Photos Images

Pope John Paul II in Karachi, 1981. Pope John Paul II with President Zia-ul-Haq in Karachi 16 February 1981.

Pope John Paul II with President Zia-ul-Haq in Karachi 16 February 1981 ; Christians in Pakistan Photos Images

Front page of The Muslim about visit of Pope John Paul II to Pakistan, 1981. This is the front page of the (now defunct) Pakistani English daily, The Muslim, edition of 17 February 1981. It has a photo and story on the Pope’s first ever visit of Pakistan on 16 February 1981. The Pope also addressed mass at Karachi’s National Stadium.

Front page of The Muslim about visit of Pope John Paul II to Pakistan, 16 February 1981 ; Christians in Pakistan Photos Images

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Comments

  1. Yasir Naveed says:

    Good effort, keep it up.

  2. Maqsih Masih, Taxila Cantt says:

    These are beautiful photographs, I am very thankful to God who protects all churches.
    I also thank all the people who care of these churches. God Almighty bless all People, especially servants of God. God Bless You.

  3. Mathew Nawaz says:

    God, give me chance to see these all churches in Pakistan. Thanks.

  4. Ch. Nadeem Akhtar says:

    Such beautiful Churches in Pakistan!!!

  5. Alvic Alfred Dean says:

    Not enough appropriate words to justly my compliments for the efforts of those who so lovingly and compassionately took part in building these immaculate churches in Pakistan. I hope somehow these magnificent buildings could or would be preserved for eternity. Amen.

  6. Rubecca Munir says:

    It’s great to see the beautiful churches in Pakistan, these churches show that Christianity is still alive. We’re proud to be Christian. God bless you all.

  7. Shahbaz Chughtai says:

    Great to see that Catholic church is very much alive even under great oppression by terrorists.

  8. Dorothy Doyle says:

    Great to see this website and photographs.

  9. Arul Dayalan, Mumbai says:

    I am very surprised to see all these churches in Pakistan. It is good and useful collection for future Generation.
    Thank you.

  10. Lt Col (R) Qadeer Ahmad Ch. says:

    A beautiful collection. Regards.

  11. Stephen d' Silva says:

    Hey everyone, I am Stephen d’Silva from Islamabad. I’m looking for friends, plase add me on facebook. My ID is steven_dsilva2002@yahoo.com
    Thanks everyone. GOD BLESS.

  12. Tony Fernandes says:

    Very nostalgic memories of the Karachi Churches in particular, but also Quetta and Lahore. Spent half my life in Karachi (1936-1970) before emigrating.

  13. Great to see that Catholic church is very much alive even under great oppression by terrorists. No matter what she will prevail.

  14. Irene Remedios says:

    The St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Monument brought back tender memories of bygone days. This beautiful cathedral was where I received my First Holy Communion, Confirmation and got married. Initially it was known as St.Patrick’s Church but was later elevated to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

  15. Mary Lou Punchard says:

    These beautiful photographs brought back some lovely memories of my life in Pakistan. I attended St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and saw the start of the building of Our Lady of Fatima church before I came to England.

    • What a truly wonderful memory that must be, I love good stories. Tell us, how old were you and what was it like to live there?
      Good to become aware that Pakistan has had a strong Christian presence.

  16. Doris Fernandes says:

    Wonderful pictures, brings back good memories. I will definitely forward to my friends.

  17. Javed Samuel says:

    Excellent pics of churches.

  18. Andy Lafrenais says:

    I was in awe, while viewing these beautiful places where Christians have worshiped freely for so many decades. How many of them still exist is a mystery.

  19. Karachite says:

    These are pictures from a long time ago – sadly some of these churches and convents have been attacked and people killed in them over the recent years.

  20. Frank P. says:

    Excellent pictures. I thought Christians were being prohibited from building sacred sites. This certainly shows to the contrary.

  21. Tony Carvalho says:

    Beautiful pics, brings back a lot of good memories. Will definitely forward it to my friends from Pakistan. Thank You.

  22. Jerome C. Fernandez says:

    Excellent memories of Catholic life in Pakistan. Great credit to the Pakistan Government to allow all religious denominations the freedom to practice and maintain such remarkable places of worship.

  23. I was very pleased to see such a well set out and informative page showing Christian churches throughout Pakistan. I was especially pleased to see my own photograph included. This was the church at Sukkur which I took in the few days I spent in Sukkur in 1992 as a guest of the Columban community. This photograph has since been adopted by Wikipedia as a a sort of logo for pages to do with Christianity. My very best wishes for the success of this website. ~ Francis Hannaway

  24. Azam Gill, France says:

    A noble venture to exploit the diversity of architecture for inter-communal / faith harmony and dialogue.

  25. Khalid Hassan, USA says:

    Excellant. I have forwarded to some of my Christian friends.

  26. Lt Col Masood Alam (retd), Karachi says:

    Excellent collection. Has increased my knowledge. Thanks. Regards.

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