The new Pakistani Christian TV station, Nai Zindagi
, will serve a prophetic role in communicating God's love and mercy, said Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi, who helped launch the channel on March 12. During the launching ceremony in Karachi's St. Patrick's High School, Archbishop Coutts congratulated the station's staff. "It is very significant and symbolic that the launching ceremony is taking place during the holy season of Lent, a time of renewal in our lives and the name of the channel spreads the message of the renewal in our lives." Nai Zindagi, the station's founder and chairman, said the station is a gift to the Christian community of Pakistan. The station will provide programs on faith formation, social awareness and career guidance for young people, he said. Father Mario A. Rodrigues, rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, said the station will help sick and older Catholics who can't make it to church celebrate their faith. "I am glad that our parishioners will also be able to see Eucharistic Celebration at their homes, they will be able to join prayers from their houses."