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Fr Albert Hemrom named next Bishop of Dibrugarh Diocese

Press Trust of India  |  Dibrugarh 

The Vatican on Sunday announced Fr as the and the successor of of the Catholic Diocese of in

The Diocese comprises the civil districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Charaideo, Majuli, Jorhat and Golaghat.

Pope made the announcement at around 4.30 pm, following which Aind pronounced the name of Fr as the next Bishop before a huge congregation here.

The Bishop designate, 49-year-old Fr Hemrom, is a PhD in Canon Law, and will be the sixth Bishop of and the youngest in the north-east region, Bishop told

will be consecrated as a Bishop on March 3 in presence of other bishops and a huge Catholic congregation, he said.

He will be the till the retirement of Bishop Aind on November 6, 2020, Bishop House sources said.

At present, is the of St Josephs Seminary, and also holds the post of Judicial Vicar of the Catholic Diocese.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 22:10 IST