Catholic Church gets new head in Pakistan
- ucanews.com reporter, Multan
- March 31, 2011
Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad has been elected as the new president of Pakistan Catholic Bishopâs Conference. The decision was taken after the meeting of eight bishops last week at Bishopâs house in Multan, Punjab province. âIt was challengingâ, said the outgoing Archbishop Lawrence J. Saldanha of Lahore, who remained as the head of Church for 9 years. âThe situation in the country became difficult after 9/11; Pakistan engaged in a war against terror and the extremism increasedâ, he said. Bishop Joseph Coutts also serves as the national director of Caritas Pakistan and is renowned for interfaith dialogue with Muslim majority.