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Andrew Francis (bishop)

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Church  Roman Catholic
Role  Bishop
In office  2000 – 2014
Successor  Benny Mario Travas
Previous post  Parish Priest
Ordination  January 10, 1972
Name  Andrew Francis

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See  Roman Catholic Diocese of Multan
Predecessor  Ernest Bertrand Boland, O.P.
Born  November 29, 1946 (age 69) Adah, Pakistan (1946-11-29)

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Andrew Francis (29 November 1946 – 6 June 2017) was the Pakistani Roman Catholic bishop of Diocese of Multan from 2000 to 2014.

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He was born in Adah, Pakistan on 29 November 1946. He received his religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi. On 10 January 1972, he was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore. He has been rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore in 1986 and later Parish Priest of St. Anthony's Church, Lahore, until his ordination as bishop in February 2000.

On 3 December 1999 he was appointed Bishop of Multan in Pakistan. He was ordained as bishop on 26 February 2000.

It was later revealed that a civil court had issued a stay order on the ordination of the Bishop-elect, but he was ordained before the court order arrived. Archbishop Alessandro D'Errico, apostolic nuncio to Pakistan, and Bishop Anthony Lobo of Islamabad-Rawalpindi presided at the ordination of Bishop Francis at a private chapel of the Lahore archbishop's house.

Bishop Francis was the chairman of the National Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue and Ecumenism, National Commission of Sacred Liturgy and National Commission of Catholic Urdu Literature. Also he was a member of Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue - Rome, International Commission for English in the Liturgy, USA and the Minority Committee of the Government of Pakistan.

In 2014 Francis was injured in a car accident and became a wheelchair user.

On 13 June 2014 Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Andrew Francis in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed Benny Travas of Karachi as Apostolic Administrator.

Bishop Andrew died on 6 June 2017, aged 70.

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