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Lawrence John Saldanha
|Archbishop Emeritus of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore|
|See||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore|
|Predecessor||Armando Trindade †|
|Successor||Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM|
|Ordination||16 January 1960|
|Consecration||11 September 2001
by Archbishop Simeon Anthony Pereira †
Bishop Anthony Lobo †
Bishop Andrew Francis
12 June 1936 |
Lawrence John Saldanha (born 12 June 1936) was born in Mangalore, India. He received his religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi and was ordained a priest in Lahore, Pakistan on 16 January 1960.
He served in different parishes in Lahore. He served from 1971-74 as editor of the Catholic Naqib, the Archdiocese’s Urdu bimonthly. He was also rector of Christ the King Seminary in Karachi from 1974–1979 and taught dogmatic theology there until 1983.
He was serving as associate pastor of Precious Blood Church in Toronto, Canada, when he was recalled to serve the Church in Pakistan. On 24 Apr 2001 he was appointed Archbishop of Lahore by Pope John Paul II. He took as his motto Heralds of Hope.
On 16 January 2010, Archbishop Saldanha celebrated his Golden Jubilee as a priest, of serving his church for 50 years.
On 7 April 2011 Archbishop Saldanha retired as Archbishop of Lahore.
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- Catholic Insight Magazine October 1, 2013
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- Vatican Radio 7/04/2011
- UCANews June 13, 2011
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