|Church Roman Catholic Church|
Name Evarist Pinto
Ordination January 6, 1968
|In office 2004 – 2012|
Role Archbishop of Karachi
Consecration April 25, 2000
Successor Joseph Coutts
|Born December 31, 1933 (age 81)Goa, Portuguese India (1933-12-31) |
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Predecessor Simeon Anthony Pereira
Evarist pinto archbishop of karachi is given a guard of honour by the boys scouts avi
Evarist Pinto (born 31 December 1933 in Goa, Portuguese India) is the former Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan.
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He received his religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi, where he was ordained a priest on 6 January 1968. He is fluent in almost 10 languages including English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Italian, German, French and Konkani.
Father Pinto taught Sacred Scripture at Christ the King Seminary and was pastor of St. Lawrence’s Church, Karachi.
He obtained a doctorate in biblical theology at the Urbanian University, Rome, and a master's degree in sacred scripture at the "Biblicum". On 17 February 2000 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Karachi by Pope John Paul II. He became Archbishop of Karachi on 5 January 2004 on the retirement of the incumbent Archbishop Simeon Anthony Pereira. The seat of the Archdiocese of Karachi is at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Karachi. He selected as his motto “Preach the Good News to the Poor".
On April 30, 2006 the Archdiocese attended the first-ever Catholic film screened in Pakistan. It was presented as “a historical moment" to the 450 guests at the premier of Muhjza [Miracle], held in St Paul's Parish, Azam Basti.
In April 2008 Archbishop Evarist Pinto performed the groundbreaking on the 2,044 square meter site of the new St. Pius X Minor Seminary.
The 12th General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops took place in Rome from 5–26 October 2008. Archbishop Pinto represented the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan at the Synod.
In July 2011, Pinto attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the new St. John Marie Vianney Church in St Paul's Parish, Azam Basti. The Archdiocese plans to construct five new Churches in 2011.
On 25 January 2012, Archbishop Pinto resigned after reaching the age of 75. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad as his replacement.