In 1877, on St. Thomas' Day at Westminster Abbey, London, Rev Thomas Valpy French was appointed the first Anglican Bishop of Lahore, a large diocese which included all of the Punjab, then under British colonial rule, and remained so until 1887; during this period he also opened the Divinity College, Lahore in 1870. Rev Thomas Patrick Hughes served as a Church Missionary Society missionary at Peshawar (1864–84), and became an oriental scholar, and compiled a 'Dictionary of Islam' (1885).Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore Missionaries accompanied colonizing forces from Portugal, France, and Great Britain. Jesuit missionaries sent from their Portuguese-held Goa built a Catholic church in Lahore, the first in Punjab, around 1597, two years after being granted permission by emperor Akbar, who had called them to his court in Fatehpur Sikri for religious discussions. This church was later demolished, perhaps during Aurangzeb times. Later on, Christianity was mainly brought by the British rulers of India in the later 18th and 19th century. This is evidenced in cities established by the British, such as the port city of Karachi, where the majestic St. Patrick's Cathedral, one of Pakistan's largest church, stands, and the churches in the city of Rawalpindi, where the British established a major military cantonment.
I am the White part of the Pakistani Flag, The white represents the minorities, White represents the Dove, The dove is a symbol The Holy Spirit and Peace, White represents purity, White represents me- Pakistani Christian, Jesus Christ Is My Lord, said to me as a Christian "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Christian practices are things Christian people do together over time to address fundamental human needs in the light of and in response to God's grace to all creation through Christ Jesus. When we live the practices of Christian faith, we join together with one another, with Jesus, and with the communion of saints across time and space in a way of life that resists death in all its forms - a way of life that is spilling over with the Life of God for creation, for our neighbors, and for ourselves.The sad news of recent events has weighed heavily on many people’s hearts. For Christians, it is a time—as anytime—to pray. For those more local to Lahore, Pakistan, it is an opportunity to love and help those people affected by this latest attack. Most of us are physically removed from the situation; but even being far away, we can pray, trust God, hope, and continue to be faithful to our local callings: work, family, church, and community. • In these situations, we need to remember two things: first, God works through people. If God is to help the people hurt in Pakistan, he will do so mainly through the people there who are able, willing, and ready to help. God will work through local authorities, families, friends, and the government both to aid the victims and find new ways to prevent such attacks. • Second, God answers the prayers of his people. Our praying—our actual word-speaking and request-making before God—is not a waste of time. Talking to God is a case in which talk is not cheap. God hears. God answers. God works. Prayer for others is an opportunity for God to work, even in our own lives. Through praying for people we have never known and may never know, God works in our hearts. God wants to move us to action to meet the needs in our local communities. • When we recognize that God works through people, we can begin to realize that maybe our best response to the tragic event that happened in Pakistan, after making our petitions to God, is to do our best to remain faithful to our local callings. We can trust that God uses our daily, ordinary work to help people.