Christian Voice (Karachi)

The Christian Voice, Karachi is an English-language weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi, Pakistan.[1] It was founded in 1950 by Fr. D'Arcy D'Souza. This is the second oldest Catholic publication in Pakistan after the Catholic Naqib, an Urdu-language journal, founded in Lahore in 1929 and published by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore.[2] The Christian Voice is printed at the Rotti Press in Karachi.[3]

The Christian Voice
TypeWeekly
Owner(s)Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi
Founder(s)Fr. D'Arcy D'Souza
EditorDenzil D'Souza
Founded1950
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersKarachi
CityKarachi
CountryPakistan
Sister newspapersAgahi

In 1959 under the editorship of Fr. Francis Kotwani OFM, The Christian Voice became a weekly.[4]

In 1970, Fr. Terence D'Souza was appointed Editor of The Christian Voice.

In 1993 the editor was Fr. Augustine Varkey, who was also vice-principal of Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi.[5]

In 2005, the editor was Robin Fernandez, founder of a Karachi-based human rights group Conscience, secretary for the press watchdog group Journalists for Human Rights and Democracy and on the editorial staff of Dawn, Pakistan's premier English-language newspaper.[6]

Choosing to remain low-tech and not have a website, The Christian Voice plays a valuable role in disseminating information among the Christian population of Pakistan including the lives and deaths of prominent people and major events around the world.[7]

In 2006, the Archdiocese launched a new weekly Urdu-language paper, Agahi, which is in the style and format of The Christian Voice.[8]

The Christian Voice has a modest overseas subscription.[9]

In 2018 the editor is Mr. Denzil D'Souza.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AsiaNews.it 21 October2006".
  2. ^ "Three Day Communications Seminar" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-10.
  3. ^ "Churches Should Use Media To Press Their Concern". Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  4. ^ a b Ali, G. and Ali, M. St. Patrick’s: A journey of 175 years. Archdiocese of Karachi, 2018.
  5. ^ The Christian Voice, Karachi, July 11, 1993, with Michael Ali as the assistant editor. He served the paper in a voluntary capacity for over 26 years, beginning in 1978.
  6. ^ "On the Plight of Catholics in Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2013-02-22.
  7. ^ Church mourns loss of modern Moses, Fr. Theo, The Christian Voice, Vol. LVI, No. 4l, Karachi, October 19, 2008.
  8. ^ "UCANews.com October 2, 2006".[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Pakistan Press Foundation Accessed 18 January 2017". Pakistani Press Foundation. Archived from the original on 2017-01-18. Retrieved 2017-01-17.