CNA Staff, Feb 11, 2021 / 07:00 am
Pope Francis on Thursday named a 54-year-old successor to Cardinal Joseph Coutts as Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan.
The Holy See press office announced on Feb. 11 that the pope had chosen Bishop Benny Mario Travas to lead Latin Rite Catholics in Pakistan's largest city.
Karachi, the capital of Sindh province in southern Pakistan, has an estimated population of more than 16 million people, making it the world's 12th-largest city.
The pope also accepted the resignation of the 75-year-old Cardinal Coutts from the pastoral governance of Karachi archdiocese after nine years in charge.