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Anthony Theodore Lobo: Pakistani Roman Catholic Bishop


Anthony Theodore Felix Lobo was a Pakistani Roman Catholic Bishop. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Karachi by Pope John Paul II on 8 June, 1982. Later on, he became a bishop of Rawalpindi-Islamabad on 28, May 199. He made some significant contributions to the educational system of country and awarded President’s “Pride of Performance” award.

Anthony Theodore Lobo

On July, 1937, Lobo was born in Karachi, Pakistan to Joseph and Ermina Lobo. He completed his early education at Saint Patrick’s High School and acquired his religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi. On January, 1961, he was ordained a priest in Karachi on January. He acquired education from both indigenous and foreign universities such as University of Karachi, Harvard and Paris.

Bishop Lobo served the country in educational grounds and made some significant contributions to education. He became a Principal of St. Lawrence’s Boys School, Karachi and afterwards of Saint Patrick’s High School, Karachi. He established St. Michael’s Convent School in November 1986. He was the author of many books on education. In 1990 the President of Pakistan conferred on him the President’s “Pride of Performance” Award In acknowledgement of his services to the cause of literature and education,
In Order to bring change in the educational system of country, he tried to find assistance from Australia to create the Notre Dame Institute of Education in Karachi in 1991.

Bishop Lobo also helped in the following positions.

  1. 1- Chairman, Education Commission of Pakistan.
  2. 2- Secretary General, Catholic Bishop Conference of Pakistan.
  3. 3- Chairman, Office of Education, Federation of Asian Bishop’s Conference.
  4. 4- Member of Senate, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.
  5. 5- Member of Senate, Sindh University, Jamshoro.
  6. 6- Member of the board for Oasis magazine, Cairo, Egypt which magazine stresses on the need for interreligious dialogue and peace.

Bishop Lobo resigned from Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi due to ill health on February 18, 2010. On the February morning 18, 2013, he died in Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Pakistan.