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Bishop Ferdinand Dhkar
Bishop Dhkar
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Bishop Ferdinand Dhkar
Bishop's House, 4th Mile,
Lumbihsyntu-Mihmyntdu,
Jowai-793150, West Jaintia Hills Dt.,
Meghalaya, India

Phone: (07005)840464

Pope Francis appointed Father Ferdinand Dkhar as bishop of Jowai on July 8, 2023.

Bishop Dkhar was born in Longkaluh in Jowai diocese on Feb. 26, 1962. After attending minor seminary in Upper Shillong, he studied philosophy at Christ King College and theology at Oriens Theological College in Shillong archdiocese.

He was ordained a priest on Jan. 23, 1994, for Shillong archdiocese.

He has held the following offices: dean of studies at the minor seminary of Shillong (1994-1995); assistant parish priest of the Annunciation Church, Namdong (1995-2000); and parish priest (2002-2007) of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ummulong; parish priest of the Annunciation Church and principal of a high school in Namdong (2007-2009); and procurator of Jowai diocese (2009-2021).

From 2021, Bishop Dkhar has been diocesan administrator of Jowai.

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