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Resignations and Appointments, 22.02.2018

Resignation of bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand, and appointment of successor

Appointment of bishop of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia

 

Resignation of bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Dunedin, New Zealand, presented by H.E. Msgr. Colin David Campbell.

The Pope has appointed as bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand, the Rev. Michael Joseph Dooley of the clergy of the same diocese, currently vicar general.

Rev. Michael Joseph Dooley

The Rev. Michael Joseph Dooley was born on 13 December 1961 in Invercargill, in the diocese of Dunedin. He studied philosophy and theology in the Holy Cross College of Mosgiel. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology from the University of Otago in 1987. He was ordained a priest on 13 December 1989 for the clergy of the diocese of Dunedin.

Since priestly ordination he has held the following positions: parish vicar of St. Mary’s Basilica, Invercargill and, at the same time, chaplain of Verdon College (1990-1994); parish vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Gore, and chaplain of St. Peter’s College (1994-1995); higher studies at the Melbourne College of Divinity, obtaining a Master’s degree in theology (1995-1998); director of the Holy Cross Seminary Training Centre in Mosgiel (1998-1999); parish priest of the St. Mary Parish in Mosgiel (1999-2005); spiritual director of the Holy Cross Seminary, Auckland (2005-2008); since 2008: parish priest of Saint Mary in Mosgiel and St. Peter Chanel in Green Island and, at the same time, chaplain of Kavanagh College (diocese of Dunedin); and since 2016: vicar general of the diocese of Dunedin; from 2017: member of the College of Consultors and Presbyteral Council.

 

Appointment of bishop of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia

The Pope has appointed bishop of the diocese of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia, the Rev. Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F., currently rector of the M.S.F. Theological Studentate in Malang.

Rev. Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F.

The Rev. Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F., was born on 22 June 1963 in Seom-Eban, diocese of Atambua, West Timor. He attended the minor seminary in Laian, Atambua, and subsequently the major seminary in Yogyakarta. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at the Pontifical Weda Bhakti Faculty in Yogyakarta. He gave his perpetual profession on 22 July 1991 among the Missionaries of the Holy Family (M.S.F). He was ordained a priest on 28 August 1992.

He has held the following offices: parish vicar of the Holy Family Parish in Banteng, Semarang (1992-1994); coordinator of the Commission for the Family of the archdiocese of Samarinda, Kalimantan (1993-2005); rector of the Don Bosco Minor Seminary in Samarinda (1995-1997); pastor of the Buna Maria parish in Banjarbaru, diocese of Banjarmasin, Kalimantan, director of the MSF Postulancy in Banjarbaru (1997-2000); studies for the degree in spiritual theology at the Theresianum in Rome (2000-2004); M.S.F. general assistant in Rome (2001-2007); M.S.F. general secretary in Rome (2007-2013); since 2013, rector of the M.S.F. Theological Studentate in Malang; and since 2014, coordinator of the Commission for the Family of the diocese of Malang, and professor of spiritual theology at the Widya Sasana Philosophical and Theological Higher Institute in Malang.