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Resignations and Appointments, 13.11.2019

Appointment of bishop of Ruteng, Indonesia

The Holy Father has appointed bishop of the diocese of Ruteng, Indonesia, the Reverend Siprianus Hormat, of the clergy of Ruteng, currently executive secretary of the episcopal conference.

The Reverend Siprianus Hormat was born on 16 July 1965 in Cibal, in the diocese of Ruteng.

He entered the diocesan Minor Seminary Pius XII of Kisol, then continued his philosophical and theological studies in the Philosophical-Theological Studentate of Ledalero, residing in the Major Interdiocesan Seminary St. Petrus in Ritapiret. He was ordained a priest on October 8, 1995, for the Diocese of Ruteng. He holds a licentiate in moral theology from the Alphonsianum (Rome) and attended a course for formators at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

Since priestly ordination, he has held the following ministries: parish vicar of the parish of Saint Vitalis in Cewonikit and director of the Diocesan Commission for Youth Ministry (1995-1996); Formator at the major seminary of Ritapiret (1996-1997); assistant in the parish of Saint Paschal in Jakarta, while attending English language courses (1997-1999); trainer and lecturer at the major seminary of Ritapiret and lecturer at the Diocesan Pastoral Institute of Ruteng (2002-2012); secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Seminaries and of the Indonesian Biblical Association in Jakarta (2013-2016); president of the National Priestly Association (UNIO) (2014-2017); and since 2016, executive secretary of the Bishops’ Conference, Jakarta.