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Episcopal Commissary for the Diocese of Hyderabad, the Rt. Rev. Irfan Jamil August 19, 2011

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The Rt. Rev. Irfan Jamil, Bishop co-adjutor of Lahore

On June 23, 2011 the Bishop of Hyderabad, the Rt. Rev. Rafique Masih retired.  The Bishop coadjutor of Lahore, the Rt. Rev. Irfan Jamil, has been appointed episcopal commissary, or interim bishop, of the diocese until a new bishop is elected.

On Feb 5, 2011 Bishop Jamil was consecrated as coadjutor to the Rt. Rev. Alexander Malik at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection in Lahore.  He will assume office as Bishop of Lahore upon Bishop Malik’s retirement in 2012.

Prior to his election the new bishop served as vicar of St. Thomas Church, Islamabad and Advisor to the Bishop of Lahore for Evangelism.  He also served for 17 years as general secretary of the Pakistan Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

The bishop took part in the ACC’s Evangelism and Church Growth Initiative in Feb 2011 in Kuala Lumpur.  He was also a strong critic of Terry Jones, the US pastor who threatened the burn the Koran and subsequently created a backlash against Christians living in majority Muslim countries.

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