By Matters India Reporter
New Delhi, Dec. 2, 2018: Pope Francis on Dec. 2 appointed Father Albert Hemrom as the coadjutor bishop of Dibrugarh diocese in Assam state, eastern India.
This was announced at noon in Rome and at its corresponding time 4:30 pm in India.
The bishop-elect was born in Konapathar in Dibrugarh diocese on February 27, 1969. He joined St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh, and then studied at Christ the King College, Shillong, and at Oriens Theological College, Shillong.
He was ordained priest for Dibrugarh diocese on April 25, 1999. He obtained a Licentiate in Canon Law from St. Peter’s Pontifical College, Bangalore (in 2003) and a Doctorate from the Pontifical Lateran University (2014).
He served the diocese in the following ministries: Astt. Parish Priest, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Rajabari (1999-2001); Prefect of Studies at St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh (2003-2006); Parish Priest, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Rajabari, and Visiting Professor at Oriens Theological College, Shillong (2006-2011). From 2011 to 2013, he studied at the Lateran University in Rome.
Since 2014 he is Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal and Rector of St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh. He is Member of the College of Consultors and of the Priests Council, as well as Secretary of Laity and Family Commission, Vocation Promoter and Visiting Professor of Canon Law at Oriens Theological College, Shillong.
(Source: CBCI press release)