Election of the New Prior Vice Provincial
The 11th Elective Vice Provincial Chapter in the Dominican Vice Province of Pakistan was held at the Peace Centre, Lahore from 26th Feb– 4th March 2023. The opening Mass of the Holy Spirit was presided over by His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM. On 27th Morning, Fr. Francis Sabir OFM Cap (Custos) gave talk on the topic: “Role of the Dominicans in advancing the mission of the Church in Pakistan”. Later, on 27th February 2023 Rev. Fr. Pascal Paulus OP was elected Prior Vice Provincial by the friars of Ibn-e-Mariam Vice Province and his election was approved and confirmed by the Master of the Order Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III on the same date. It was a joy-filled day for the Dominican friars in Pakistan and Fr. Pascal Paulus OP with immense joy, accepted this responsibility. Rev. Fr. Pascal Paulus OP is a gentle, creative, welcoming, generous, simple and dynamic person. He is a Teacher, diligent Preacher, Man of Dialogue, writer, Man of Ideas, Youth animator, Visionary Leader, Down to the earth and always willing to support his friars. He is also a Retreat Preacher and is an assiduous Pastor. He was Regent of Studies, Socius, Parish Priest and has worked for Justice and Peace in Pakistan.