Meeting the Victims of Lahore Blast

Bishop Samuel Azariah, Moderator Church of Pakistan, along with Bishop Irfan Jameel, visited the injured Police Officers and Civilians attacked in the recent suicide bomb attack in Lahore. For the suicide attack a young person aged 12 to 14 years was used and the target was security and police forces. The attack was claimed by radical Islamic terrorist group. The Bishop also visited the family of martyred DIG Capt. Mubeen and prayed with his mother and other family members. Ms Shunila Ruth MPA PTI (Punjab Assembly) also accompanied the Moderator.

Visit of the Ambassador of Norway

On the 8th of February, 2017 The Ambassador of Norway in Pakistan, His Excellency, Mr. Tore Nedrebø paid a reciprocal visit to the Diocese of Raiwind, after the visit of the Presiding Bishop of Norway, Rt. Rev. Helga Haugland Byfuglien and the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Pakistan, His Grace, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah to the residence of the Ambassador in Islamabad.

During the visit hosted by Bishop Azariah, he met parliamentarians, Church workers, Clergy and Heads of Institutions of the Diocese of Raiwind. A variety of issues were discussed, from interfaith work to problems faced by the weak, especially those who are marginalized communities of Pakistan. The Ambassador shared that we should work for peace and betterment of the society.

Inauguration of the new building of National Church of Pakistan

On Sunday 22 January , 2017, New building of The National Church of Pakistan was dedicated. The Moderator Bishop Samuel Azariah along with Bishop Mano Rumalshah did the inauguration of the Church building.

National Church of Pakistan is one of the old Churches of the Diocese. It was derived from St. Peter’s Church, Kot Lakh Pat. The foundation stone of the old building was laid on 20th April 1969, by Rev. Samuel Khokhar, Rev. Victor Jamaludin and Mr. Edward Prashad.

Visit of Presiding Bishop of Norway Helga Haugland

On the January 14, 2017 the Presiding Bishop of Norway Helga Haugland Byfuglien along with her colleagues visited Church of Pakistan. It was a pleasure to have here in Diocese of Raiwind as Bishop Samuel Azariah warmly welcomed them and hosted their stay in Lahore. The Departmental heads of Diocese introduced themselves to the Presiding Bishop and shared their stories and challenges with her in the evening. She mentioned how blessed she was by being in Pakistan and by listening to all the missions in which the Church was working. The meeting concluded with a dinner.

Staff New Year Service

Staff members of Diocese of Raiwind started 2017 with a new year service along with Bishop Samuel Azariah, Bishop Azad Marshall, Bishop Mano Rumalshah and Rev. Dr. Khushnud Mussarat Azariah. The audience included staff members from educational institutions, Women department and Bishop’s Office of the Diocese of Raiwind. The service started with the Opening Prayer led by Bishop Mano Rumalshah. Bishop Azariah led in a prayer of thanksgiving for the blessings in the year 2016, while Bishop Azad Marshall prayed for the new year. The ending prayer was led by Rev. Dr. Khushnud Mussarat Azariah.