Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed Rev.do Siprianus Hormat, of the clergy of Ruteng, currently Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Conference, as Bishop of the Diocese of Ruteng (Indonesia).
Rev.do Siprianus Hormat was born on 16 July 1965 in Cibal, in the Diocese of Ruteng. He entered the Pius XII Diocesan Minor Seminary of Kisol, then continued his philosophical and theological studies in the Philosophical-Theological Studentate of Ledalero, residing at the St. Petrus Inter-diocesan Major Seminary in Ritapiret. He was ordained a priest on 8 October 1995, for the Diocese of Ruteng.
Since his ordination he has served the following ministries: Parochial Vicar of the Parish of San Vitale in Cewonikit and Director of the Diocesan Commission for Youth Ministry (1995-1996); Formator in the Major Seminary of Ritapiret (1996-1997); Assistant in the Parish of San Pasquale in Jakarta, attending English language courses at the same time (1997-1999); Studies in Moral Theology at the Alphonsianum (Rome) and Course for Formators at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome) (1999-2002); Formator and lecturer in the Major Seminary of Ritapiret; lecturer at the Diocesan Pastoral Institute of Ruteng (2002-2012); Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Seminaries and the Indonesian Biblical Association in Jakarta (2013-2016); President of the National Priestly Association (UNIO) (2014-2017); since 2016, Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Conference (Jakarta). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 13/11/2019)