The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral administration of the Diocese of Sanggau (Indonesia), presented by Bishop Giulio Mencuccini, C.P..

The Holy Father has appointed as Bishop of the same Diocese the Rev. Fr. Valentinus Saeng, C.P., until now Director of the Passionist Spiritual Center in Malang.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop Valentinus Saeng, C.P., was born on 28 October 1969 in Keramuk, Diocese of Sanggau. He attended the St. Gabriel Passionist Minor Seminary in Sekadau. He entered the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (Passionists) in 1989 and studied philosophy and theology at the inter-diocesan Major Seminary of Malang, Java. He professed Perpetual Vows on August 22, 1996. He was ordained a priest on 26 September 1998.

Subsequently, he held the following positions: Licentiate (1999-2001) and a Degree in Philosophy (2005-2009) at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum in Rome; Formator and Vice-Superior of  Passionist postulants and novices (2001-2004) and teacher at the Widya Sasana High School in Malang (2002-2004 and again since 2009). He was a member of the Passionist Formation Commission in Indonesia (2009-2011); Superior of the Passionist Student Center in Malang (2009-2013); and a translator of official documents for Passionist major superiors (2011-2012 and since 2019). Since 2016 he has been Director of the Passionist Spiritual Center in Malang.

Since 2001, he has also been a member of the Formation Commission of the Congregation of the Passion in the Asia-Pacific Region. He is also Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Widya Mandala Catholic University of Surabaya and at the St. Thomas Catholic University of Medan.