Diocese of

Multan

Pakistan Pakistan

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Multan / Multanen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lahore

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.12.09 – ...):Bishop Yousaf Sohan (65)Bishop Yousaf Sohan (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Multan (Roman Rite)

Bishop Yousaf Sohan (65)Bishop Yousaf Sohan (65)
(2022.12.09 – ...)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan)

Born:1958.09.02 (Layyaha, Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1985.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:2023.02.02

Priest of Multan (Pakistan) (1985.07.03 – 2022.12.09)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (2022.12.09 – ...)

Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M. (66)Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M. (66)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.04.11 – 2022.12.09)

Archbishop Benny Mario Travas (57)Bishop Benny Mario Travas (57) (later Archbishop)
(2015.05.29 – 2021.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan)
Vice-President of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Love, hope, faith

Born:1966.11.21 (Karachi, Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1990.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:2015.08.15

Priest of Karachi (Pakistan) (1990.12.07 – 2015.05.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Multan (Pakistan) (2014.06.13 – 2015.05.29)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (2015.05.29 – 2021.02.11)

Vice-President of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2017.11.10 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan) (2021.02.11 – ...)

Archbishop Benny Mario Travas (57)Fr. Benny Mario Travas (57) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.06.13 – 2015.05.29)

Bishop Andrew Francis
(1999.12.03 – 2014.06.13)

Life through justice

Born:1946.11.29 (Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1972.01.10
Consecrated Bishop:2000.02.26
Died:2017.06.06 († 70)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (1999.12.03 – 2014.06.13)

Bishop Patras Yusaf
(1984.10.20 – 1998.12.29)

Born:1936.07.29 (Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1965.12.29
Consecrated Bishop:1982.02.19
Died:1998.12.29 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Sinnuara (1981.12.19 – 1984.10.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (1981.12.19 – 1984.10.20)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (1984.10.20 – 1998.12.29)

Bishop Ernest Bertrand Boland, O.P.
(1966.05.17 – 1984.10.20)

Parate viam pacis

Born:1925.07.10 (Providence, RI, USA)
Ordained Priest:1955.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1966.07.25
Died:2023.05.28 (Pawtucket, RI, USA † 97)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (1966.05.17 – 1984.10.20)

Bishop Aloysius Louis Scheerer, O.P.
(1960.04.13 – 1966.01.27)

Born:1909.02.10 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1935.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1960.05.08
Died:1966.01.27 († 56)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (1960.04.13 – 1966.01.27)

Bishop Francesco Benedetto Cialeo, O.P.
(1939.07.20 – 1960.04.13)

Born:1901.07.03
Ordained Priest:1924.04.19
Consecrated Bishop:1939.10.29
Died:1985.01.04 († 83)

Prefect Apostolic of Multan (Pakistan) (1937.01.15 – 1939.07.20)

Bishop of Multan (Pakistan) (1939.07.20 – 1960.04.13)

Bishop of Lyallpur (Pakistan) (1960.04.13 – 1976.09.08)

Prefects Apostolic of Multan (Roman Rite)

Fr. Francesco Benedetto Cialeo, O.P. (later Bishop)
(1937.01.15 – 1939.07.20)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Hyderabad (↙), Quetta (←), Islamabad–Rawalpindi (↑), Faisalabad (β†—), Jalandhar (β†—), Jaipur (β†˜), Ajmer (↓)

Statistics (2020.12.31)

Area: 98,705 kmΒ²

Population: 304,800 Catholics (0.8% of 39,072,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 15 parishes

Personnel: 29 priests (15 diocesan, 14 religious), 1 deacon, 82 religious (34 brothers, 48 sisters), 16 seminarians

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