Letter: Looking forward to a united world



As a Muslim, I was pleased to see millions of Catholics rejoice upon learning of their new leader.

I wish to congratulate Pope Francis on this office and hope for a brighter, more peaceful world of interfaith cooperation.

As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I relate with my fellow Catholics the happiness and purposefulness that comes with a central leading figure.

For us, a Khalifa holds similar responsibilities. He guides us in many public service initiatives and leads us in bridging differences among all people.

In a world which is increasingly interconnected, cooperation is a key to success for our common humanity.

I hope for a prosperous future for all, and look forward to what can be achieved together.

Tahir Ahmad