Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Sanggau (Indonesia), presented by His Exc. Msgr. Giulio Mencuccini, C.P..
The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Valentinus Saeng, C.P., currently Director of the Passionist Spirituality House in Malang, as bishop of the same diocese.
His Exc. Msgr. Valentinus Saeng, C.P., was born on October 28, 1969 in Keramuk, Diocese of Sanggau. He attended the St. Gabriel Passionist Minor Seminary in Sekadau. He entered the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (Passionists) in 1989, he followed his philosophical and theological studies at the interdiocesan Major Seminary of Malang, Java. He made his perpetual vows on August 22, 1996. He was ordained a priest on September 26, 1998.
Subsequently he held the following positions: Licentiate (1999-2001) and Degree in Philosophy (2005-2009) at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas of Aquino - Angelicum in Rome; Formator and Vice-Superior of Passionist Postulants and Novices (2001-2004) and Lecturer at the Widya Sasana High School in Malang (2002-2004 and again from 2009); Member of the formation commissions of the Passionists in Indonesia (2009-2011); Superior of the Passionist Studentate in Malang (2009-2013); Translator of the official documents of the Passionist Major Superiors (2011-2012 and from 2019).
Since 2016 he has been Director of the Passionist Spirituality House in Malang. Since 2001, he has also been a member of the formation commissions in the Congregation of Passionists in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also a visiting professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Widya Mandala Catholic University of Surabaya and at the St. Thomas Catholic University of Medan. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 18/6/2022)