United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits one of Sikhism’s holiest sites, the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, in Kartapur, Pakistan, Tuesday, February 18.
READ MORE: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed as the “symbol of interfaith harmony” an overland passage Pakistan recently opened for Sikh devotees from India to pay a visa-free homage to one of their holiest sites.
Guterres traveled Tuesday to what is called the Kartarpur Corridor and toured the sprawling newly built marbled complex hosting the Sikh temple, known as the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
In a post-trip tweet, the U.N. chief said he was honored to visit what he described as “a corridor of hope, connecting two key Sikh pilgrimage sites.”
The Gurdwara or shrine is believed to have been built on the site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, lived and died in the 16th century.