KARACHI, Jan 7: Reverend Evarist Pinto has been appointed Archbishop of Karachi, according to an announcement by the Vatican. A press release says "Archbishop Evarist Pinto was born on Dec 31, 1939 , and was admitted to the Minor Seminary of Quetta in 1960 and later to the Christ-the-King Major Seminary of Karachi in 1962 when he completed his formation to the priesthood.

After his priestly ordination on Jan 6, 1968, he was appointed Assistant Parish Priest at St. Patrick Cathedral and counsellor of St. Patrick High School (1966-69). He obtained a doctorate in biblical theology at the Urbanian University, Rome, and a masters' degree in sacred scripture at the "Biblicum".

In the Archdiocese of Karachi, he has served as Professor of Sacred Scripture and Librarian at "Christ-the-King Seminary" Karachi, member of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission; Archdiocesan Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (1973-1979); Professor of Spirituality at "Christ-the-King" Seminary, Karachi; Dean of Studies of the same Major Seminary (1981-1990); Parish Priest of St. Lawrence Church (1987-1993); Parish Priest of St. Paul, Karachi (1993-1999); Assistant of the Archdiocesan Catechetical Centre and teacher of Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick High School (1999-2000).

More From This Section

18 freed fishermen arrive, give FCS officials a wide berth

KARACHI: The 18 fishermen of boats Al Razzak and Al Naseeb picked up by Indian authorities from Kajhar Creek on June...

Larkana jail inmates in rooftop protest

LARKANA: Protesting alleged excesses of jail authorities, prisoners in Larkana central prison staged a rooftop...

Three ‘bandits’ killed, policeman wounded in encounters

KARACHI: Three suspected bandits were killed in two separate encounters with police in different areas on Saturday,...

No court proceedings tomorrow

KARACHI: The legal fraternity will stay away from court proceedings across the province on Monday to mourn the death...

Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Front Page