Australian Jesuits have been working in Pakistan since the 1980s. Their aim has been to enter into a dialogue with the people of Lahore in north eastern Punjab. They do this through the Loyola Centre where the Robert Butler Library is situated. Because of the sensitive nature of the relationship with Islam, Fr General Adolfo Nicolas has described the Jesuits' role in Pakistan as being very important. As well as entering into dialogue with the mainstream community, the Jesuits provide spiritual support to the small Christian community of Lahore and in particular at the time of the 2010 floods, they have been involved in providing relief and basic accommodation to those most affected by that disaster.