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Caritas and Green Pilgrim jointly initiated Fruit Forest Garden(FFG) Project



“As Pope Francis well reminds us, Climate Change is a global problem with grave implications on environment, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principle challenges facing humanity in our day”.

The ecological crisis therefore calls us to a profound spiritual conversion: Christians are called to “an ecological conversion whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world around them. Thus, “living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.

On 24th of December, 2021 on season of Christmas the Caritas Karachi and Green Pilgrim initiated Fruit Forest Garden (FFG) project at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Garden under our ongoing One Million More Tree Plantation Campaign.

The team of Green Pilgrim Ms. Zahar Ali Syed and Mr. Shabeeb Asghar bring different fruit and flowers plants as Christmas gifts for St. Patrick’s cathedral Garden to celebrate the joy and happiness with our Christian brothers and sisters.

Rev.Fr. Saleh Diego, Rector of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Fr. James Borg, Assistant Parish Priest received the plants as gifts of love and unity from Green Pilgrim.

Ms. Zahra Ali Syed in his speech said that in this time of intolerance we decided to let reach out our Christian brother and sisters with little present with gifts of trees to spread love and unity on occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ.

She also thanked Mr. Mansha Noor, Executive Secretary of Caritas Pakistan Karachi, helped us in organizing the humble tree plantation drive.

Fr. Saleh Diego, Rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral thanked and appreciated to Green Pilgrim team for their Christmas gifts of plants as good gestures of promoted interfaith harmony among different faiths to living as One human family on Earth.

Father Saleh Diego, the rector, and director of the interfaith commission of Archdiocese of Karachi, Father James Borg, assistant parish Priest, Mansha Noor, Executive Secretary of Caritas and brother Shabeeb Asghar from Green Pilgrim planted fruit tree at garden ground for the greener environment and performed practical action to put Pope Francis “Laudato+Si” in action to fight against Climate Change to initiate the fruit forest garden (FFG) project.

At the end of the program Mr. Mansha Noor, Executive Secretary thanked Fr. Saleh Deigo, , Rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fr. James Borg, assistant parish Priest, Ms. Zahra Ali Syed and Mr. Shabeed Asghar for their cooperation and support and participated in the Tree plantation program.

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