Brief about Archbishop Sebastian F. Shaw of Lahore Dioceses of Catholic Church of Pakistan
16 Jan 2016
Sebastian Francis Shaw O.F.M. was born in Padri Jo Goth, Sindh,Pakistan on 14 November 1957. He received his early education at Fatima High School and attended the Government Degree College. He received his religious training under the Order of Friars Minor and at the Christ the King 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 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Lahore by Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop Shaw 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. The principal celebrant was the Archbishop of Lahore Lawrence Saldanha, who was assisted by Most Rev Max John Rodrigues, Bishop of Hyderabad and Most Rev Joseph Coutts, Bishop of Faisalabad.
On 27 October 2013 Pope Francis appointed Shaw as a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
On 14 November 2013, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Shaw as Archbishop of Lahore.
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