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Diocese of

Hyderabad

Pakistan Pakistan

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Hyderabad / Hyderabad in Pakistan / Hyderabaden(sis) in Pakistan (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Karachi

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Karachi (←), Quetta (↖), Multan (↗), Ajmer (→), Rajkot (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.12.16 – ...):Bishop Samson Shukardin, O.F.M. (61)Bishop Samson Shukardin, O.F.M. (61)

General Secretary of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Ordinaries

Bishops of Hyderabad (Roman Rite)

Bishop Samson Shukardin, O.F.M. (61)Bishop Samson Shukardin, O.F.M. (61)
(2014.12.16 – ...)

Bishop of Hyderabad (Pakistan)
General Secretary of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Ambassadors of Christ

Born:1961.01.29 (Hyderabad, Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1993.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:2015.01.31

Bishop of Hyderabad (Pakistan) (2014.12.16 – ...)

General Secretary of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2015? – ...)

Bishop Max John Rodrigues (84)Bishop Max John Rodrigues (84)
(1999.12.03 – 2014.12.16)

Bishop emeritus of Hyderabad (Pakistan)

Mission, unity, community—that they all may be one

Born:1938.05.29 (Karachi, Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1966.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:2000.03.25

Bishop of Hyderabad (Pakistan) (1999.12.03 – 2014.12.16)

Cardinal Joseph Coutts (77)Bishop Joseph Coutts (77) (later Cardinal)
(1990.09.01 – 1998.06.27)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Karachi (Pakistan)

Harmony

Born:1945.07.21 (Amritsar, Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1971.01.09
Consecrated Bishop:1988.09.16
Created Cardinal:2018.06.28

Coadjutor Bishop of Hyderabad (Pakistan) (1988.05.05 – 1990.09.01)

Bishop of Hyderabad (Pakistan) (1990.09.01 – 1998.06.27)

Bishop of Faisalabad (Pakistan) (1998.06.27 – 2012.01.25)

President of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2011.03 – 2017.11.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan) (2012.01.25 – 2021.02.11)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio (2018.06.28 [2018.09.29] – ...)

Bishop Bonaventure Patrick Paul, O.F.M.
(1971.03.11 – 1990.09.01)

Born:1929.03.26 (Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1954.01.03
Consecrated Bishop:1971.06.14
Died:2007.01.18 († 77)

Apostolic Administrator of Hyderabad (Pakistan) (1967 – 1971.03.11)

Bishop of Hyderabad (Pakistan) (1971.03.11 – 1990.09.01)

Fr. Bonaventure Patrick Paul, O.F.M. (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1967 – 1971.03.11)

Archbishop James Cornelius van Miltenburg, O.F.M.
(1958.04.28 – 1966.03.10)

Born:1909.09.14 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1935.03.31
Consecrated Bishop:1948.10.03
Died:1966.03.10 († 56)

Bishop of Karachi (Pakistan) (1948.05.20 – 1950.07.15)

Apostolic Delegate to West and East Pakistan (1950.07.15 – 1951)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan) (1950.07.15 – 1958.04.28)

Archbishop-Bishop of Hyderabad (Pakistan) (1958.04.28 – 1966.03.10)

Former Prelates

Statistics

Area: 137,386 km²

Population: 52,105 Catholics (0.2% of 23,897,707 total) (2020)

Statistics: 19 parishes, 38 priests (14 diocesan, 24 religious), 3 deacons, 97 lay religious (39 brothers, 58 sisters), 8 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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