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Archdiocese of Lahore

Archidioecesis Lahorensis

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  • Sebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M., Archbishop
  • Lawrence John Saldanha, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 23 April 1994
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Square Kilometers: 23,069 (8,910 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: G.P.O. Box 909, Main Mohammad Shafi Rd., Lahore 54000, Pakistan
  • Telephone: (042)6366.137
  • Fax: 6368.336

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Lahore
1 September 1886ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Punjab Diocese of Lahore (erected)
6 July 1887Territory LostDiocese of Lahore Prefecture Apostolic of Kafiristan e Kashmir (erected)
13 September 1910Territory LostArchdiocese of Agra
Diocese of Lahore
Archdiocese of Simla (erected)
17 December 1936Territory LostDiocese of Lahore Prefecture Apostolic of Multan (erected)
17 January 1952Territory LostDiocese of Lahore Prefecture Apostolic of Jullundur (erected)
17 January 1952Territory LostDiocese of Lahore
Diocese of Rawalpindi
Prefecture Apostolic of Kashmir and Jammu (erected)
Archdiocese of Lahore
23 April 1994ElevatedDiocese of Lahore Archdiocese of Lahore


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Lahore
Archdiocese of Lahore

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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