of Karachi was speaking to 450 guests at the premier of Muhjza
[Miracle], held in St. Paul Parish in Mehmudabad, Karachi.
“The aim of
Muhjza is to evangelize through the media and it is the first attempt,
not only in this diocese but in the whole country,” he said. “The
message is simple yet very profound.”
made-for-television movie is about two Catholic parents, who have
problems with their two children. They succeed at opening a channel of
dialogue through prayer and fasting, thus resolving the situation. Some
private television stations have shown interest in showing the film
“later on,” reported AsiaNews.
The project was realized thanks to the efforts of a diocesan priest, Fr. Arthur Charles.
“We feel we are
a step closer to our dream to have a Catholic TV channel and radio
station,” he said, according to AsiaNews. The priest has already named
the two media Good News TV and FM 777.
Fr. Charles says
he continues to work with “Muslim brothers and sisters” towards setting
up the Catholic television and radio station.
“We are working
on this, although we clearly need a long time. The only sure thing is
that it will not be a channel for Catholics alone: it must be for all,”
screened its first-ever Catholic film this week. It “is a historical
moment, not only for the Archdiocese of Karachi but for the whole of
Pakistan; it is also a start of a new chapter of our history", said
Archbishop Evarist Pinto.