Most Reverend Victor Lyngdoh (64), currently Bishop of Jowai, has been appointed as Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese.
This provision was made public in Rome on December 28, at noon, corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Informing this in a statement issued here today, Diocesan administrator Fr John Madur said, “With great joy, we announce to you that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Victor Lyngdoh, currently Bishop of Jowai, as Archbishop of Shillong, today Monday 28 December 2020, at 4.30 pm IST.”
“We thank God almighty for providing a shepherd for our Archdiocese. We congratulate Bishop Victor Lyngdoh, we welcome him and pray for him,” he said.
It may be mentioned the Archbishop Dominic Jala died in a road accident in California, United States on October 10, 2019.
Bishop Victor Lyngdoh was born on 14th January 1956, at Wahlang Village, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya. He entered St. Paul’s Seminary in Shillong pursuing his studies at St. Gabriel’s Higher Secondary School. He then studied Philosophy at Christ King College in Shillong, subsequently spending his Regency at St. Francis Xavier Church, Mawsynram. He then entered Sacred Heart Theological College in Mawlai. He was ordained a priest on 25th January 1987.
He has served in the following ministries 1987-1990: Assistant Parish Priest, Resurrection Church, Pynursla; 1988: Studied Audio-Visual for Evangelization at Christu Jyoti, Bangalore; 1991: Assistant Parish Priest, St. Joseph Church, Mawkhar, Shillong; 1991: Studied for B.Ed. at the College of Teacher Education in Shillong; 1992-1994: Parish Priest at Blessed Sacrament Church, Laitlyngkot and Headmaster at Laitlyngkot High School; 1994-2000: Parish Priest at St. Paul’s Church, Upper Shillong, and Principal St. Gabriel’s Higher Secondary School; 2001-2005: Mission Procurator, Shillong Archdiocese; 2003-2005: Studied for M.Ed. at Madurai Kamaraj University; 2005: Renewal Course at Sadhana Institute, Lonavala; 2005-2006: Parish Priest at Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, Shillong; 2006-2016: Bishop of Nongstoin; 2016: Bishop of Jowai.