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.