Morris Jalal

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Morris Jalal
Born
🏡 ResidenceLahore
🏳️ NationalityPakistani
💼 Occupation
Catholic priest
📆 Years active  1984 –
👔 EmployerCatholic Archdiocese of Lahore
Founder, Catholic TV (Pakistan)

Morris Jalal is a Catholic priest working in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore in Pakistan. He received his religious training through the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and at the Christ the King Seminary (Pakistan) and was ordained a priest on 14 September 1984.[1]

Father Jalal was the parish priest of St. Francis Church, Lahore in 1987. He became the parish priest of St. Mary's Church, Gulberg in 2002. The parish had about 2,200 Catholic families at the time.[2]

On Sep 9, 2007 Father Jalal celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his ordination at a Mass concelebrated with Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha and Auxiliary Bishop Sebastian Francis Shah OFM.[3]

He is the founder and executive director of Catholic TV, the country’s only Catholic television channel started in 2009.[4]

A wave of dengue fever hit the Punjab in September 2011.The virus affected activities of Father Jalal, who with four of his crew members slowly recovered from the virus attack.[5]

In October 2016, Jalal weighed in on the controversy surrounding Cyril Almeida[6] a Pakistani journalist[7]who was barred from leaving Pakistan after he wrote a news article that upset Pakistan's civilian and military leadership.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. Website of the Order of Capuchins Friars Minor
  2. "UCANEWS.com November 21, 2006".
  3. Picasa website
  4. "Catholic Word Getting Out In Pakistan".
  5. CathNews India, September 15, 2011
  6. UCA News October 13, 2016
  7. D. P. Satish (11 October 2016), "Grounded Pakistani Journalist Cyril Almeida Has Goan Roots", News18, retrieved 11 October 2016
  8. "Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida 'barred from leaving country'". BBC News. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  9. "Pakistan cracks down against journalist Cyril Almeida over rift with army controversy". The Financial Express. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.



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