Benny Mario Travas

Benny Mario Travas
Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Multan
Church Roman Catholic
See Roman Catholic Diocese of Multan
In office 2015
Predecessor Andrew Francis
Ordination November 21, 1990
Consecration August 15, 2015
by Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader
Personal details
Born (1966-11-21) November 21, 1966
Karachi, Pakistan
Previous post Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Karachi

Benny Mario Travas is the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Multan, Pakistan.

Travas was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 21 November 1966. He graduated from the Christ the King seminary and was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi on 7 December 1990. [1]

In 1997, he received a licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.[2]

From 2012 to 2014 he was rector of the St. Pius X Minor Seminary in Karachi.

He has also been the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Karachi and Vice President of the Catholic Board of Education.[3]

On June 13, 2014 Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Andrew Francis of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Multan, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed Rev. Benny Travas as Apostolic Administrator.[4]

As Apostolic Administrator of Multan, Travas will govern the diocese in the name of the Supreme Pontiff.[5]

Travas is known for his service as a parish priest in Karachi. He was also a professor of canon law at the National Catholic Institute of Theology in Karachi.[6]

Travas was ordained Bishop of the Diocese of Multan on 15 August 2015 by Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader, Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan and Co-Consecrators Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi and Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, O.F.M. of Lahore.


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