His Grace Bishop John Victor Samuel, a renowned ecumenical leader from Pakistan, died on August 29, 2018. His son Ajmal Samuel announced that his father died “after a long and brave fight following a stroke last year.” His Excellency Bishop Samuel was 87.
He served as member of the CCA presidium from 1973 to 1978. His Grace Bishop was a general secretary of the Student Christian Movement in Pakistan and a general secretary of the National Council of Churches in Pakistan. He served as a moderator of the Church of Pakistan from 1973 to 1976. He also served as Asia Resource Person with the Methodist Church in the United States of America.
His Excellency Bishop Samuel’s funeral will take place on September 2 in Multan.