ASIA/INDONESIA – Resignation and appointment of metropolitan archbishop of Palembang

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Vatican City – The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the metropolitan archdiocese of Palembang, Indonesia, presented by Archbishop Aloysius Sudarso, S.C.J.
The Pope has appointed Bishop Yohanes Harun Yuwono of Tanjungkarang as archbishop of the same metropolitan see.
Archbishop-elect Yohanes Harun Yuwono was born on 4 July 1964 in Way Ray – Padang Dermin, in the diocese of Tanjungkarang. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at Saint Petrus Interdiocesan Major Seminary in Pematangsiantar, Sumatra.
He was ordained a priest on 8 December 1992 for the clergy of the diocese of Pangkalpinang.
After ordination he first served as parish vicar in Sungaliat and with responsibility for the parish of Mentok . He then obtained a licentiate in Islamology from the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies – PISAI in Rome , and went on to serve as formator at the Saint Petrus Interdiocesan Major Seminary, lecturer in Islam at the STFT Saint Yohanes Institute of Philosophy and Theology and rector of the preparatory course in Pematangsiantar . He spent a sabbatical year in the Philippines and took a short course at the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila , then served as president of the diocesan Secretariat for Pastoral Care in Pangkalpinang ; and since 2011, rector of the Saint Petrus Interdiocesan Major Seminary in Pematangsiantar and professor of Islam at STFT Saint Yohanes. He was elected bishop of Tanjungkarang on 19 July 2013 and consecrated on the following 10 October.