15 October,2016

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Rt. Rev. Victor Lyngdoh, until now Bishop of Nongstoin, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Jowai.
At the same time, the Holy Father has appointed His Grace Most Rev. Dominic Jala, S.D.B.,  Archbishop of Shillong, as Apostolic Administrator “sedevacante et ad nutumSanctaeSedis”of the Diocese of Nongstoin.
This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Saturday 15th October 2016, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
H.E. Rt. Rev. Victor Lyngdoh was born on 14 January 1956 in Wahlang, Archdiocese of Shillong, and was ordained priest on 25 January 1987. He was elected Bishop of Nongstoin on 28 January 2006 and consecrated on 2 April 2006.
Let us pray for the newly appointed Bishop for God’s Graces as he prepares to take over his new mission
Yours sincerely in Christ 
Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas SFX
Secretary General 
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India