Diocese of Faisalabad

Bishop Arshad

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Bishop Joseph Arshad

Bishop's House, Railway Rd., P.O. Box 87, Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan


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Msgr Joseph Arshad was appointed as the bishop of Faisalabad (area 35,300, population 36,207,000, Catholics 155,000, priests 42, permanent deacons 4, religious 129), Pakistan. The bishop-elect was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1991. Currently nunciature counsellor to the apostolic nunciature in Bosnia-Herzegovina, he has held roles in the diplomatic service of the apostolic nunciatures of Malta, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Madagascar.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Coutts (1988-2012)
  • Bishop John Joseph (1984-1998)
  • Bishop Paul Andreotti, op (1976-1984)
  • Bishop Francis B. Cialeo, op (1960-1976)

Christian and Muslim leaders call to amend blasphemy law

Christian and Muslim leaders call to amend blasphemy law The interfaith assembly suggested that all cases of blasphemy are to be processed in superior courts and that, if allegations are proven false, the complainant is to be punished heavily.