’Internet archbishop’ installed in Indonesia

Semarang prelate famous for being active on Facebook and Twitter

’Internet archbishop’ installed in Indonesia
Archbishop Johannes Maria Trilaksyanta Pujasumarta
Paul C. Pati, Semarang, Indonesia

January 13, 2011

Catholics in Central Java have appreciated the apostolic nuncio calling their newly installed archbishop of Semarang, the “Internet archbishop of Indonesia.”

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the nuncio, praised the new archbishop for constantly updating his Facebook and Twitter accounts with news, articles and insights.

Archbishop Pujasumarta has three Facebook accounts, two already full Johannes Pujasumarta Full and Johannes Pujasumarta Dua and the other Johannes Pujasumarta Tiga has 932 friends. His Twitter (Johannes Pujasumarta
3:27 PM)
account has 165 followers.

The nuncio also told Catholics at the installation Mass that the prelate had also broadcast his pastoral letter ending his work in Bandung diocese with a video clip on the Internet.

At the time of his new appointment, Archbishop Pujasumarta was bishop of Bandung.

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