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Diocese of Ketapang

Bishop Blasius Pujaraharja
Bishop  Blasius  Pujaraharja
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Bishop Blasius Pujaraharja
Jl. Jend. A. Yani No. 74, Post Office 175 Ketapang 78811, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
(62) 534-32181
Fax : (62) 534-31008
[email protected] or [email protected]

Bishop Blasius Pujaraharja was born in Yogyakarta Special Province in central Java, on June 12, 1935. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Semarang, capital of Central Java province, 405 kilometers east of Jakarta, on Sept. 8, 1961. He was appointed Bishop of Ketapang, West Kalimantan, April 12, 1979, and consecrated a bishop June 17 the same year. His episcopal motto is "In Fractione Panis" (In the Breaking of the Bread, Luke 24:35). From 1979-1988, he served as head of the bishops' commission for catechetics, from 1988-1997 as head of the bishops' commission for liturgy, from 1997-2003 as head of the bishops' commission for seminary, and from 2003 as head of the Coordination Board for Indonesian Priests' Ongoing Formation.
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