Pope Francis appoints Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh as Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese

Shillong, Dec 28: The current Bishop of Jowai, Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh was on Monday appointed as the new Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese.

The appointment was made by Pope Francis in Rome on Monday, at noon, corresponding to 4:30 pm, Indian Standard Time.

Bishop Victor Lyngdoh (64) was born on January 14, 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 priest on January 25, 1987.

It may be mentioned that the Shillong Archdiocese has been without an Archbishop for more than a year after the death of Most Rev. Dominic Jala, who died in a road accident on October 10, 2019 in the United States.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma took to twitter to congratulate Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh.

“Congratulations Your Grace, Most Reverend Bishop Victor Lyngdoh for being appointed as the new Archbishop of #Shillong Archdiocese. I believe that His Grace will continue to serve the Lord and share his wisdom & knowledge for the greater good of mankind. @Pontifex@VaticanNews,” Sangma tweeted.