First prison chapel for Christians inaugurated in Pakistan
ICC Note: This is good news for Christians in Pakistan – pray that more chapels will open in other prisons.
03/06/09 Pakistan (CNA) – The maximum security prison of Adiala in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi now has a chapel, which was built with the support of the government and Christian institutions.
The Fides News Agency reports that the chapel was built for the “250 prisoners of the Christian faith who are held at the prison of Adiala.” The prisoners said they were “satisfied and thankful for the availability of this space where they can stop to pray and meditate for hours.”
Fides also relates that many of the prisoners “worked and collaborated in the construction of the building and that they enjoy the use of the space to renew their hearts and their spirits.”
Fides notes that many Catholic prisoners “have become evangelizers to other prisoners, inviting them to prayer and carrying out gestures of solidarity, an unusual act in the difficult environment of a prison.”