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Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw
Archbishop Francis Shaw
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Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw
Archbishop's House,
1, Mian Mohammad Shafi (Lawrence),
Road, G.P.O Box 909, Lahore, Pakistan

Phone: +92 42-36366137, +92 307-2346072
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Sebastian Francis Shaw was born in Padri-Jo-Goth, Sindh Pakistan on 14 November 1957. He completed his school studies at Fatima High School and did his college studies at the Government Degree College.

He received his religious training under the Order of Friars Minor and at the Christ the Kings Seminary in Karachi and was ordained a priest in Lahore, Pakistan on 6 December 1991. Before joining the Franciscans he was a teacher.

He was rector of the Juniorate and Postulancy of Darul Naim in Lahore from 1991 until 1995, taught at St Mary's Minor Seminary, Lahore and has also been Provincial of the Order of Friars Minor in Pakistan.

On 14 February 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Lahore by. Bishop Shah holds a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counselling from De La Salle University in Manila.

Bishop Shaw was consecrated as Bishop at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore, on 25 April 2009.

On 27 October 2013 Pope Francis appointed Bishop Shaw as a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Lahore on Nov. 14, 2013, on his 56th birthday.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Lawrence John Saldanha (2001 - 2011)
  • Archbishop Armando Trindade (1975-2000, Died 2000)
  • Bishop Alfons Raeymaekers (1967-1975 Died 1978)
  • Bishop Marcel Roger (1947-1967, Died 1974)
  • Bishop Hector Catry (1928-1946)
  • Bishop Fabian Eestermans (1905-1928, Died 1931)
  • Bishop Godfrey Pelckmans (1893-1904, Died 1904)
  • Bishop Emmanuel van den Bosch (1890-1892, Died 1921)
  • Bishop Symphorian Mourad (1889-1890, Died 1890)
  • Apostolic Administrator Marc of Faverges (1886-1889, Died 1892)
  • Vicar Apostolic Paul Tosi (1880-1866, Died 1901)
  • Vicar Apostolic Angelus Jacobi (1855-1869, Died 1891)

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