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Pakistan: Apostolic Administrator appointed for diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi

Bishop Joseph Arshad, Diocese of Faisalabad - RV

Bishop Joseph Arshad, Diocese of Faisalabad - RV

12/11/2016 10:33

Pope Francis, on Saturday appointed Bp. Joseph Arshad, the present bishop of Faisalabad as also the Apostolic Administrator of the vacant see of  Islamabad-Rawalpindi, under the supervision of the Holy See.

The See of Islamabad-Rawalpindi was rendered vacant with the death of Bishop Rufin Anthony, who died on October, 17, 2016.

Bishop Joseph Arshad has also had a rich experience of working in the Vatican’s diplomatic service. He has held important positions in the apostolic nunciatures of Malta, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Madagascar  and Bosnia-Herzegovina.  

12/11/2016 10:33