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 Bishopâ€™s Conference. The decision was taken after the meeting of eight bishops last week at Bishopâ€™s house in Multan, Punjab province. â€śIt was challengingâ€ť, said the outgoing Archbishop Lawrence J. Saldanha of Lahore, who remained as the head of Church for 9 years. â€śThe situation in the country became difficult after 9/11; Pakistan engaged in a war against terror and the extremism increasedâ€ť, he said. Bishop Joseph Coutts also serves as the national director of Caritas Pakistan and is renowned for interfaith dialogue with Muslim majority.