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Diocese of Multan

Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw
Archbishop  Sebastian  Francis Shaw
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Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw
Bishop's House, P.O. Box 133, 63 Aurangzeb Road, Multan Cantt. 60000, Pakistan
(061)458.71.81, +92 42-36366137, +92 307-2346072
[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.

On 11 April 2021 Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw has been named apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Multan. The Diocese was vacant after its bishop was transferred as the archbishop of Karachi.

His tenure as the Apostolic Administrator of Multan Diocese ceased on Feb. 2, 2023, after Bishop Yousaf Sohan was installed as the bishop of Multan.
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