Faisalabad (Agenzia Fides) - "The greatest mercy is the service of education that one can give to a child and a person": with this awareness, the Church of Faisalabad, diocese in Punjab province, will open on February 6 a special "Year of Education" that coincides with the Year of Mercy. As announced to Fides by the local Bishop, His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Arshad, the Year of Education will begin on February 6, on the local Day of Consecrated Life. On that occasion students from all schools in the diocese and the faithful of all parishes will gather in Faisalabad. The aim of the Year is "to encourage Christian students, schools and communities to engage in this sensitive area, in order to play a key role in society".
"Education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change society". "Education is the path to change the fate of Christians in Pakistan", freeing them from the condition of marginalization and poverty. The Bishop calls "every individual, family and institution to play an active role to promote the quality of education", helped by a special team that will be at the service of the diocesan community. "Quality education generates a change for the better in the mentality and in social action. Let us walk together to change the destiny of our lives", the Bishop concluded. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 19/01/2016)