Golmuri P.O., Jamshedpur-831003,
Email: [email protected]
Bishop Bilung was born on April 15, 1961, at Sargidipa in the diocese of Rourkela, Odisha. He attended primary school and middle school in Gaibira.
In 1979, he joined the Jyoti Bhavan minor Seminary in Sambalpur. In 1985, he entered the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). He professed his first vows in 1986. He was ordained priest on May 2, 1992, in Gaibira. Between 1986 and 1992, Bishop Bilung completed his studies in philosophy and theology at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeth in Pune.
After his ordination, Bishop Bilung served as assistant parish in Puri from 1992 to 1994 and as rector of the Minor Seminary in Sambalpur from 1994 to 1996. Since 2011, Bishop Bilung has been the provincial superior of the Divine Word Missionaries.
On June 20, 2019, Bishop Bilung was appointed as apostolic administrator of Jamshedpur.
On Nov 1, 2021, Pope Francis appointed Rev. Telesphore Bilung as Bishop of Jamshedpur.