Diocese of Multan

Bishop Francis

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Bishop Andrew Francis

Bishop's House, 63 Aurangzeb Road, P.O. Box 133, Multan Cantt. 60000, Pakistan

+92-61-4512648, 4587181

Fax :+92-61-4586662

diocese@mul.paknet.com.pk

Bishop Andrew Francis was born on Nov. 29, 1946 in a Aadha village of Punjab (province) in Pakistan (country). He was ordained a priest on Jan. 10 1972 and then a rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral Lahore in 1986. He is the chairman of many national commissions including National Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue and Ecumenism, National Commission of Sacred Liturgy and National Commission of Catholic Urdu Literature. Also he is a member of Pontifical council for inter-religious Dialogue - Rome, International Commission for English in the Liturgy (ICEL) --- USA and Minority Committee - Government of Pakistan. He was nominated Bishop of Multan diocese on Jan. 10, 2000 and ordained on Feb. 2, 2000. Bishop Andrew Francis is the new Chairman of National Commission for Social Communications.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Patras Yousaf (1984 to 1998 Died in 1998 )
  • Bishop Bertrand E. Boland OP ( 1966 to 1984 Retired in 1984)
  • Bishop Aloysius Louis Scheerer OP (1960 to 1966 Died in 1966 )
  • Bishop Francis B. Cialeo OP (1939 to 1960)

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