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November 3, 2005

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES TO PRAY FOR VICTIMS OF PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE

Seven Pakistani Christian communities will join together for a prayer service for victims of the earthquake in Pakistan on Saturday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church, Rising Sun and Devereaux Avenues in Philadelphia.

The communities have formed the United Christian Earthquake Relief Fund. Donations will be accepted at the prayer service for this fund, which will be sent to relief agencies in Pakistan. More than 73,000 people perished and 3 million remain homeless after the October 8 quake in a mountainous region of the country.

Participating churches at the service include the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan; New Life Church; Morning Star Church; Asian Church of God; Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia; Indo-Pak Baptist Church; and the Pakistani Apostolate of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The majority of the service will be conducted in the Urdu language.

Editor's Note: For more information, please contact Rev. William Ayres, Director of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, at 215-587-3540.

Contact
Matthew Gambino
Associate Director
215-587-3747

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