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Bishop Pius Riana Prapdi
Bishop Prapdi
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Bishop Pius Riana Prapdi
Keuskupan, Jl. A. Yani 74,
Kotak Pos 175, Ketapang 78811,
Kalbar, Indonesia

Phone: (0534)32.181
Fax :31.008
Email: [email protected]

Mgr. Pius Riana Prapdi, Pr (born in Paniai , Papua , Indonesia , May 5 1967 , age 45 years) is a bishop elected Diocese of Ketapang and a diocesan priest. Although born in Paniai regency, Papua, until his teenage years, a large Prapdi in Nandan, Mlati, Sleman, Yogyakarta Special Region.

He entered the Seminary of St. Peter Canisius, Mertoyudan, Magelang regency, Central Java in 1983. Graduated from the Seminary in 1987, he was educated as a priest in the archdiocese, and was ordained on July 8, 1995.

Bishop Riana was appointed Vicar General during Mgr. Ignatius Suharyo became Archbishop of Semarang. When Mgr. Suharyo appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Jakarta, Bishop Riana be appointed Administrator Diocesan Council of Priests Archdiocese of Semarang. Successor bishop, Mgr. Johannes Pujasumarta again pointed to Pius as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Semarang.

On June 25, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Pius as the Diocese of Ketapang replace Mgr. Blasius Pujaraharja who retired, as presented by the Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia Vatican, Mgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi.

His motto as a bishop is the Ministry of Love ( Serviens in Caritate ), which is the fruit of a dialogue between Jesus with Simon Peter (cf. John 21:15-18 ).

On 9 September 2012, he was ordained a bishop at the Cathedral. Gemma Galgani diocese of Ketapang. President is acting as preceptor predecessor, Mgr. Blasius Pujaraharja, and acted as Bishop Konsekrator is Pontianak Archbishop, Mgr. Hieronymus Herculanus Bumbun, OFM Cap., and the Archbishop of Semarang, Mgr. Johannes Pujasumarta.

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