|Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archidiocese of Karachi|
Archbishop Joseph Coutts
|See||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi|
|In office||2012 –|
|Ordination||9 January 1971
by Bishop Felicissimus Alphonse Raeymaeckers, O.F.M. Cap. †
|Consecration||16 September 1988
by Bonaventure Patrick Paul
|Rank||Bishop of Hyderabad|
July 21, 1945 |
Amritsar, British India
|Previous post||Bishop of Faisalabad|
Joseph Coutts (born 21 July 1945) is a Pakistani Roman Catholic archbishop. He was born in Amritsar, British India on 21 July 1945. Coutts received his religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi and was ordained a priest in Lahore, Pakistan on 9 January 1971.
After ordination, he completed ecclesiastical studies in Rome and then became professor of philosophy at Christ the King Regional Seminary, Karachi, rector of St. Mary's Minor Seminary, Lahore and later diocesan vicar general.
On 5 May 1988 he was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Hyderabad in Pakistan by Pope John Paul II. On 27 June 1998 he was appointed Bishop of Faisalabad. Bishop Coutts is also Caritas Pakistan National Director.
The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany awarded Bishop Coutts the 2007 Shalom Prize for his commitment to interfaith dialogue in Pakistan. During the last 25 years, the award has been given to people and projects working for human rights.
- "UCANews.com, October 5, 1988".
- "Catholic News Service 28 June 2007".
- UCANews January 25, 2012
- Vatican Insider June 28, 2012
- "Bishop Joseph Coutts". Catholic Hierarchy. 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
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