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New Bishop of Kimbe appointed


Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Father John Bosco Auram as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Kimbe.


The announcement was made by the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican Embassy) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 18th October 2019 at 8pm.  


Reverend Father John Bosco Auram replaces His Lordship Most Reverend William Fey, OFM Cap, Bishop of Kimbe who has reached the age limit.


Father Auram was born on 19th October, 1972 at Sara, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea. He was ordained on the 17th January, 2004.


He completed his Religious Studies in 1998 at Sacred Heart Seminary Rapolo, ENBP and in 2002 his Bachelor in Sacred Theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary Rapolo.  He then did a Licentiate and Master of Art in Sacred Theology, UST, in Manila, Philippines from 2016 to 2018.


His work experience includes: 

2005-2006    Vice Rector Major Seminary St             John Mary Vianney, Vanimo. 

2007-2008    Vice Rector Major Seminary, St             Charles Borromeo, Vanimo.

2009-2011    Formator Sacred Heart Major             Seminary, Rapolo, ENBP 

2011-2012    Parish Priest Silanga Parish,                 WNBP

2012         Care taker priest Turuk Parish,             WNBP

2013-2014    Formator Holy Spirit Seminary,             Bomana

2015         Care taker Sara Parish

2019        Acting Rector Sacred Heart                 Seminary, Rapolo, ENBP


The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal expresses his sincere gratitude to Bishop Fey for the long years of zealous and faithful service which he has given to the Church in Papua New Guinea and wish him all the best for his well-earned retirement.  


He congratulates Bishop Auram on his appointment and his new mission in the Church.


May the Lord bless and guide him as he prepares to take up the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Kimbe.

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