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5,000-seat parish dedicated in Pakistan

November 11, 2011

A 5,000-seat Catholic parish has been dedicated in overwhelmingly Muslim Pakistan. St. Peter’s Catholic Church includes a perpetual adoration chapel and is the largest parish in the nation, dwarfing the archdiocese’s 2,000-seat cathedral.

“It is a sign of our growing faith and was a great challenge to make a structure which can hold so many people,” said Archbishop Evarist Pinto of Karachi.

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  • Posted by: normnuke - Nov. 12, 2011 6:53 PM ET USA

    Are not attacks by Muslim fanatics a concern for such a large target?