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
Owner(s)Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi
Founder(s)Fr. D'Arcy D'Souza
EditorDenzil D'Souza
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]


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  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. ^ " 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.