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Coadjutor Archbishop Fransiskus Nipa
Coadjutor Archbishop Nipa
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Coadjutor Archbishop Fransiskus Nipa
Keuskupan Agung, Jl. Thamrin 5-7,
Makassar 90111, Sulawesi Selatan,
Indonesia

Phone: (0411)3615.744; 3633.712
Fax :3626.674

Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Fransiskus Nipa as coadjutor archbishop of Makassar on Oct. 21, 2023.

Bishop Nipa was born on Jan. 29, 1964, in Marcali in the archdiocese of Makassar. He studied philosophy and theology at the Wedabhakti Theological Faculty of Yogyakarta in the diocese of Semarang and was subsequently awarded a licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical Urban University of Rome. He was ordained a priest on July 3, 1990.

He has held the following offices: parish vicar of Messawa-Mamasa (1990-1995); parish priest of Polewali (1995-1997); defender of the bond of the ecclesiastical tribunal (2000-2005); director of the Spiritual Orientation Year for seminarians of the archdiocese (2000-2002); archdiocesan secretary-chancellor and special secretary to the archbishop (2002-2013); judge of the ecclesiastical tribunal (since 2005); judicial vicar (since 2006); and parish vicar of the Cathedral Makassar (since 2013).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Fransiskus van Roessel, CICM (1981-1994)
  • Archbishop Theodorus Lumanauw (1973-1981)
  • Archbishop Nikolaus M. Schneider, CICM (1948-1973)
  • Apostolic Prefect Gerard Marten, CICM (1937-1948)

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