In pictures: Pakistani Christians celebrate Christmas across country

Special services were held in Churches across the country and prayers were offered for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Updated 25 Dec, 2021 11:02pm

The Christian community across Pakistan, like other parts of the world, celebrated the grand festival of Christmas on Saturday showing traditional zeal and enthusiasm.

Special cake cutting ceremonies were arranged at different ministries and departments to share the happiness of the festival with the Christian staff members and acknowledge their contributions.

Services were held in churches across the country and prayers were offered for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan as well as for the safety of all humanity from the life-threatening pandemic.

Christian devotees pray at Saint Andrew Church to celebrate Christmas in Karachi on December 24, 2021. — AFP
Christian devotees pray at Saint Andrew Church to celebrate Christmas in Karachi on December 24, 2021. — AFP

Christian devotees pray at Saint Andrew Church to celebrate Christmas in Karachi on December 24, 2021. — AFP
Christian devotees pray at Saint Andrew Church to celebrate Christmas in Karachi on December 24, 2021. — AFP

Christian devotees attend a prayer service at Sacred Heart Cathedral to celebrate Christmas in Lahore on December 25, 2021. — AFP
Christian devotees attend a prayer service at Sacred Heart Cathedral to celebrate Christmas in Lahore on December 25, 2021. — AFP

Christian devotees attend a prayer service at Sacred Heart Cathedral to celebrate Christmas in Lahore on December 25, 2021. — AFP
Christian devotees attend a prayer service at Sacred Heart Cathedral to celebrate Christmas in Lahore on December 25, 2021. — AFP

People attend a Christmas Day service at the St John's Cathedral in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — Reuters
People attend a Christmas Day service at the St John's Cathedral in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — Reuters

People attend a Christmas Day service at the St John's Cathedral in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — Reuters
People attend a Christmas Day service at the St John's Cathedral in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — Reuters

People attend a Christmas Day service at the St John's Cathedral in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — Reuters
People attend a Christmas Day service at the St John's Cathedral in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — Reuters

A boy plays on a swing during Christmas celebrations at a neighbourhood in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP
A boy plays on a swing during Christmas celebrations at a neighbourhood in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP

Devotees attend Christmas celebrations at a neighbourhood in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP
Devotees attend Christmas celebrations at a neighbourhood in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP

People attend a Christmas Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP
People attend a Christmas Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP

A priest leads a Christmas Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP
A priest leads a Christmas Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Islamabad on December 25, 2021. — AP

Devotees attend a Christmas mass at All Saints' Anglican Church in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — AP
Devotees attend a Christmas mass at All Saints' Anglican Church in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — AP

Archbishop addresses during the Christmas Day prayer to mark celebrations at a church in Islamabad on December 24, 2021. — APP
Archbishop addresses during the Christmas Day prayer to mark celebrations at a church in Islamabad on December 24, 2021. — APP

A family poses for a photograph after attending a Christmas mass at All Saints' Anglican Church in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — AP
A family poses for a photograph after attending a Christmas mass at All Saints' Anglican Church in Peshawar on December 25, 2021. — AP

Devotees attend a Christmas mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore on December 25, 2021. — AP
Devotees attend a Christmas mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore on December 25, 2021. — AP


Header image: Christian devotees attend a prayer service at Sacred Heart Cathedral to celebrate Christmas in Lahore on December 25, 2021. — AFP