Arthur Charles

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Arthur Charles
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Residence Karachi
Nationality Pakistani
Education Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology
Occupation Catholic Priest
Employer Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi
Known for Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Sacred Scriptures at National Catholic Institute of Theology
Notable work

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Agahi (Insight), an Urdu-language weekly newspaper

= Founder and CEO of First Catholic Web-based FM Radio FM 777
Style Launching Web Edition of Urdu Weekly Agahi
Television Founder CEO of Good News Catholic TV
Board member of

Catechetical Centre, Karachi

CEO of Good News TV

Arthur Charles is a Roman Catholic priest, newspaper editor and television channel promoter from Karachi, Pakistan.

Education[edit]

He received his religious training at the Christ the King Seminary (Pakistan) and was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi.

Career[edit]

From 2005 to 2009 he served as assistant parish priest at St. Jude's Parish, Karachi.[1]

In 2009 he is Vicar General of the Archdiocese based at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Father Arthur Charles is professor of dogmatic theology at the Christ the King Seminary and director of the Catechetical Centre, Karachi.[2] He is also head of the Rotti Press, one of the oldest printing press of the city, owned and managed by the Archdiocese. He has served as editor of Christian Voice, Karachi for many years.

Fr. Charles has a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology. He served as a lecturer at the National Catholic Institute of Theology in Karachi in 1998-99,[3] where he is also founding member.

Pakistani Catholics launched Agahi (Insight), an Urdu-language weekly newspaper in December 2006.[4] Archbishop Evarist Pinto named him Editor-in-Chief of the weekly.[5]

Father Arthur Charles is also the CEO of Good News TV.[6]

On August 4, 2010 Fr. Arthur Charles celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his Priesthood. A thanksgiving mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Archbishop Evarist Pinto was the main celebrant. Many faithful attended this mass. People from all walks of the life greeted him on his Silver Jubilee. A function was organized by the Archdiocese in which his father, the Chancellor Fr. Saleh Diego, and the Archbishop spoke on the occasion and highlighted his services.

As the CEO He successfully launched and running first ever Catholic FM Radio namely FM 777 media for Jesus. Its transmission is round the clock. FM 777 can be tuned as logging on www.fm777.pk

From 2014 Charles is serving as the Assistant Parish Priest of St. Anthony’s Parish (Karachi).

Fr. Arthur actively takes part in Jesus Caritas - Fraternity of Priests activities. He is responsible for the Asian Chapter of Jesus Caritas.

Fr. Arthur regularly participates in the FABC - Office of Theological Concerns meetings.

On Saturday, February 25,2017 Catechetical Centre launched two books written by Fr. Arthur Charles at a well-attended ceremony here, presided over by His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus Evarist Pinto and Mr. Shameem Khursheed, principal of St. Patrick’s College. Prominent priests, religious and faithful graced the occasion.'Nishanat wo ‘Alamat' [Sign and Symbols] and Ghar aur Gharaney ki Barkat [House Blessing]got overwhelming response from the book readers. Fr. Arthur's another book published earlier Lazawal Shakhsiat [Lives of the Saints] is very popular among readers.

Archbishop Evarist Pinto paid tribute to Fr. Arthur Charles on the launching his two new books. He described the priest’s contribution as Opus Magnum and his intellectual life as enormous. As a reference book for writers, researchers, artists or the insanely curious, this book provides extraordinary insights into the patterns, archetypes and symbols found throughout Holy Bible, Liturgy, art, history and modern surrounds.

A Dominican Brother Azhar Lal paid tributes to Fr. Arthur Charles and said he was the first author who is also his teacher who has written such a remarkable, illustrious and voluminous books. He is a marvellous writer and a theologian. While introducing Nishanat wo ‘Alamat he said that it gives a lot of useful information and has helped me understand the symbolism behind many things. At 460-pages with illustrations this hardcover reference book is chock full of fascinating tidbits on the origin, lore and associations of hundreds of signs and symbols.

The book on House Blessing was introduced by Mr. Anwar Daniel president of the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic. He gave congratulatory remarks and said this book is different in that it provides a whole book full of blessings for different parts of a house and household things. It does not only give the rites of blessing but also highlights the power of prayer and blessing. He said the book remarkably contributes to academic and religious studies.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Voice, November 6, 2011
  2. ^ The Christian Voice, Karachi, September 16, 2007
  3. ^ "UCANews.com October 12, 1999". 
  4. ^ "Karachi Catholics to have Urdu weekly". 
  5. ^ "Daily Times 23 March 2008". 
  6. ^ "Good News TV".