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
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.


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]