Anthony Theodore Lobo

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His Grace

Anthony Theodore Felix Lobo
انتھونی تھوڈور فیلکس لوبو
Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi (Emeritus)
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Portrait of Bishop Anthony Theodore Lobo
ChurchRoman Catholic
SeeRoman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi
In office1993–2010
PredecessorSimeon Anthony Pereira
SuccessorRufin Anthony
Ordination8 January 1961
Personal details
Born(1937-07-04)4 July 1937
Karachi, Sind Province, British India
Died18 February 2013(2013-02-18) (aged 75)
Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Pakistan
Previous postAuxiliary Bishop of Karachi

Anthony Theodore Felix Lobo (4 July 1937 – 18 February 2013) was a Pakistani Roman Catholic bishop. On 8 June 1982 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Karachi by Pope John Paul II. On 28 May 1993 he became Bishop of IslamabadRawalpindi.


Lobo was born in Karachi, British India (now Pakistan) on 4 July 1937, to Joseph and Ermina Lobo, Catholics of Goan origin. He received his early education at Saint Patrick's High School and his religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi, and was ordained a priest in Karachi on 8 January 1961. He also has degrees from the University of Karachi, Harvard and Paris.

Bishop Lobo made important contributions to education in the country. He was Principal of St. Lawrence's Boys School, Karachi and later of Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi. In November 1986 he founded St. Michael's Convent School. He was the author of many books on education. In recognition of his services to the cause of literature and education, the President of Pakistan conferred on him the Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1990.[1]

In his efforts to bring improvements in the Pakistani education system, he sought assistance from Australia to create the Notre Dame Institute of Education in Karachi in 1991.[2]

Bishop Lobo also served in the following positions:

On 18 February 2010, Bishop Lobo resigned as Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi due to ill health and was automatically succeeded by Bishop Rufin Anthony.

Bishop Lobo died on the morning of 18 February 2013 at Rawalpindi-Islamabad. He was buried in the compound of St. Joseph's Cathedral, Rawalpindi. [4][5] The Express Tribune asked Yolande Henderson, a former headmistress of St Patrick's to write a tribute to the late Bishop Lobo.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Frontier Post 18 February 2013[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Australian Catholic University Accessed 7 November 2010 Archived 21 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Faith sustains Pakistani Catholics, says visiting bishop".
  4. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  5. ^ "Obituary: Bishop Anthony passes away". The Express Tribune. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  6. ^ The Express Tribune 13 March 2013