change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

February 18 2013

The Community of Sant'Egidio remembers with simpathy and love Mgr. Anthony Theodore Lobo

Bishop Emeritus of Islamabad, a dear friend, passed away at the age of 75, after a long illness

printable version

 The Community of Sant'Egidio remembers with simpathy and love Mgr. Anthony Theodore Lobo, Bishop Emeritus ofIslamabad, a dear friend, who died on Febraury 18th, at the age of 75, after a long illness.

He was a good Shepherd, concerned to give dignity to the small Catholic community in Pakistan, also through promoting the education of the youth, to whom he devoted so much energies. Among them, he also encouraged the young Shahbaz Bhatti to continue his studies. Mr. Bhatti later became Minister for minorities, dying in an ambush inMarch 2011.

Originally from Goa, a Portuguese colony in the heart of India, Bihsop Lobo moved to Karachi before the partition(which also caused the independence of Pakistan); he’s been a student in Paris in the years of the Second Vatican Council, thus becoming a man of culture and of deep prayer.

His meeting with Andrea Riccardi and with the Community of Sant'Egidio created an intense friendship between them, made of paternal care for the development of Sant'Egidio in Pakistan and of frequent participation to the International Meetings of dialogue among religions and cultures, promoted by the Community itself. He was among the first ones tojoin in the movement of Bishops Friends of the Community of Sant'Egidio, as he also encouraged other Pakistani Bishops to participate.


Today we remember with gratitude and affection his words: "I ​​came from a quite traditional priestly formation and from a Country of the third world. After the conclusion of the Council, I came to know with surprise that in the very same period the Holy Spirit aroused in the Church such a beautiful and important charisma, precisely from young people".

His life - totally dedicated to the dream of peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims in Pakistan - remains for us a testimony of which we are grateful, and a legacy of love for his Country and his Church.
Roma 2006  - In Sant'Egidio with Andrea Riccardi and mgr. Vincenzo Paglia  
Milan 2004
International Meeting of World Religions  for Peace
Roma, 2007
Congress "Christians and pastors for the Church of tomorrow"

July 1 2015

Heat wave in Pakistan: Sant'Egidio brings relief to elderly in institute

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
April 6 2016

Pakistan: Sant'Egidio prays for peace with the families of the victims of the terrorist attack in Lahore

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT
March 5 2016

A Christian who opened his Bible every day: Shahbaz Bhatti in the memory of the Archbishop of Karachi

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | RU
February 13 2016

The embrace between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba. Videos and insights

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU
February 5 2014

"The joy of the Gospel". International meeting of bishops at Sant'Egidio

IT | EN | ES | PT | CA | ID
May 18 2013

Pentecost, 2013 - The testimony of Paul Bhatti

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL
all news
April 10 2014

La Chiesa e i "mali" di Roma, 40 anni di impegno

April 10 2014

In città: Il convegno del ’74, «scossa per Roma»

March 9 2014
Famiglia Cristiana

Da quella scelta è iniziata una "nuova primavera"

March 4 2014

Riccardi: Papa ha cambiato rapporto Chiesa-mondo

February 27 2014
La Croix

Dans la file des visites de courtoisie aux nouveaux cardinaux

January 24 2014

I dieci anni che abbatterono l'URSS

all press releases
March 25 2015

PAKISTAN: sospesa l'esecuzione di un condannato a morte minorenne

go to no death penalty

Scherer: In Brasile una Chiesa viva che educa e trasforma

I colori della fede, uniti nella diversità

Annunciare la Buona Notizia : La catechesi con le persone disabili e la nuova evangelizzazione

Marco Gallo

La primacía del amor por los pobres

Lettera Giovani Per La Pace di Catania all’Arcivescovo di Catania, Mons. Salvatore Gristina

Programma in ITALIANO

all documents


154 visits

152 visits

156 visits
all the related media