POPE FRANCIS has appointed Thomasian alumnus John Bosco Auram as the new bishop of Kimbe diocese in Papua New Guinea.

He replaced the Capuchin Bishop William Regis Fey, who retired at the age of 75 last year.

Auram finished his licentiate in pastoral theology at the University in 2019. He served as spiritual director in the Central Seminary.

He studied philosophy and theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Rapolo.

The 46-year-old bishop was born in Kandoka, West New Britain. He was the second priest ordained in the Diocese of Kimbe in 2004.

His formation began at the Saint Peter Channel minor seminary in Ulapia, Papua New Guinea.

The bishop-elect will serve as acting rector of the Sacred Heart preparatory seminary in the Archdiocese of Rabaul.


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