May 20: The Express Tribune report by News Desk states that Karachi’s Archbishop Joseph Coutts is set to be appointed as a cardinal by Pope Francis on June 29. The announcement was made during Pentecost celebrations after the holy mass by the Vatican head. Coutts will be the second Pakistani archbishop to be honoured with the position after the death of cardinal Joseph Cordeiro back in 1994.
Yeni Safak: Pakistani religious leaders to work for Afghan peace
October 5 – Yeni Safak states that Pakistan's key religious leaders have assured an Afghan government-sponsored peace council that they will do their part to help end Afghanistan’s decades-long conflict. "We assured the Afghan delegation that we are ready to play a role in bringing peace to Afghanistan," Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, told Anadolu Agency by phone Thursday.