Jl. Khairil Anwar 12,
Padang 25118 [Sumbar],
Phone: (0751)32.816 Fax :20.743
The Holy Father appointed Father Vitus Rubianto Solichin, S.X, as bishop of Padang diocese on July 3, 2021.
Before the appointment, Bishop Solichin was a lecturer in the major seminary and rector of the School of Philosophy, Jakarta.
Bishop Solichin was born on Nov. 15, 1968, in Semarang, Java Island.
He entered Saint Petrus Canisius Minor Seminary in Mertoyudan, Semarang, and later the Pious Society of Saint Francis Xavier for the Foreign Missions (Xaverians).
He continued his philosophical studies at Driyarkara High School of Philosophy, Jakarta, and theological studies at Wedabhakti Pontifical Theological Faculty, Yogyakarta
After priestly ordination he obtained a licentiate in sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (1997-2001), after which he served as professor of sacred Scripture at Driyarkara High School of Philosophy and Major Seminary in Bandung (2001-2007).
Since 2013 he has served as professor and vice-chairman for Academic Affairs at Driyarkara in Jakarta, and member of the Xaverian Formation Team and the Xaverian Provincial Council of Indonesia.