Bishop Victor Lyngdoh is of Jowai Diocese and is appointed by the Vatican as the new Archbishop Credit: Twitter image

Meghalaya’s Shillong Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic just got its new Archbishop on Monday. Bishop Victor Lyngdoh of the Jowai Diocese has been appointed by the Vatican as the new Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese.

The position of the Shillong Archdiocese has been vacant since the demise of Archbishop Rev Dominic Jala in October 2019. The announcement of the appointment was made at the Archbishop’s House in Shillong on Monday.

A press statement by Fr John Madur, the Diocesan Administrator of Shillong Archdiocese, congratulated Bishop Victor for being appointed as the new Archbishop. It said, “With great joy, we announce that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Victor Lyngdoh as the Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese.”

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Rev Victor was born in Wahlang village of Meghalaya on January 14, 1956, and on January 25, 1987, he had his priesthood ordination. He was ordained as a Bishop on April 2, 2006, after being appointed Bishop of Nongstoiñ Diocese on January 28, 2006.

Bishop Victor was appointed as the Bishop of Jowai Diocese on October 15, 2016, and installed on November 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Bible Commission of the North East Bishops Council of India.

Fr John has been looking after the Shillong Archdiocese as the Diocesan Administrator since the demise of Archbishop Dominic Jala, who died on October 10, 2019, in a car accident in Colusa County of California in the United States.

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