ASIA/INDONESIA - Resignation and appointment of bishop of Jayapura

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On October 29, 2022, the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Jayapura, Indonesia, presented by Bishop Leo Laba Ladjar, O.F.M.
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Yanuarius Teofilus Matopai You, of the clergy of Jayapura, until now director of Fajar Timur – Sekolah Tinggi Filsafat Teologi (STFT) and the Saint John Mary Vianney House of Seminarians of Jayapura.
Bishop Yanuarius Teofilus Matopai You was born on 1 January 1961 in Uwebutu, in the diocese of Timika. He completed his philosophical and theological studies in the Fajar Timur – STFT in Abepura, Jayapura.
He was ordained a priest on 16 June 1991 and incardinated in the diocese of Jayapura.
He has held the following offices: parish priest of Christ Light of the World in Yiwika (1991-1997); parish priest of Saint Willibrord in Arso and dean of the regency of Keerom (1998-2002); and vicar general and parish priest of Christ the King Cathedral in Jayapura (2002-2006).
He studied for a master's degree in psychology at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta - UNY (2007-2010) and went on to serve as lecturer at Fajar Timur – STFT and director of the Saint John Mary Vianney House of Seminarians in Jayapura (2011-2018); chair of the diocesan Commission for Education and supervisor of the Foundation of the same name (2015). He studied for a doctorate in anthropology at the UNY (2018-2020), and has served as director of the Fajar Timur – STFT and again director of the Saint John Mary Vianney House. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 3/11/2022)