Bonaventure Patrick Paul

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His Grace
Bonaventure Patrick Paul
Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Hyderabad (Emeritus)
Church Roman Catholic
See Roman Catholic Diocese of Hyderabad
In office 1967 – 1990
Predecessor James Cornelius van Miltenburg, O.F.M. †
Successor Joseph Coutts
Orders
Ordination 1 March 1954
Personal details
Born (1929-03-26)26 March 1929
Karachi, British India (now in Pakistan)
Died 18 January 2007(2007-01-18) (aged 77)
Previous post Administrator, Roman Catholic Diocese of Hyderabad

Bonaventure Patrick Paul† (26 March 1929, Karachi - 18 January 2007) was a former Bishop of Hyderabad, Pakistan.

Career[edit]

He received his early education at St Patrick's High School, Karachi. He received his religious training under the Order of Friars Minor at the Portiuncula Friary in Karachi, and was ordained a priest in Karachi on 1 March 1954.

In March 1961 Fr. Bonaventure was posted to St. Jude's Parish where he served until 1966.[1]

In 1967 Pope Paul VI appointed him Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hyderabad. On 14 June 1971 he was consecrated Bishop.[2]

He resigned from the office of Bishop of Hyderabad in 1990. He then dedicated himself to education through speaking at events like a Basic Christian Formation Course organised by the Catechetical Centre, Karachi, and social justice issues.[3]

From 1998–2001 he was chairman of the Pakistan bishops' National Commission for Justice and Peace.[4]

Bishop Paul died on 18 January 2007.[5]

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