Ref: CBCI-Gen/Cir-26/2018 2nd December, 2018
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY
Sub: Rev. Fr. Albert Hemrom appointed as the Coadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh
Your Eminence, Your Beatitude, Your Excellency, Your Grace, Your Lordship,
In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wish to inform you that His Holiness, Pope Francis has appointed, Rev. Fr. Albert Hemrom, of the Clergy of Dibrugarh, as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Dibrugarh.
This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Sunday, 2nd December, 2018, at noon local time, corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Rev. Fr. Albert Hemrom was born in Konapathar, Diocese of Dibrugarh, on 27th February, 1969. He joined St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh, and then studied at Christ the King College, Shillong, and at Oriens Theological College, Shillong. He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Dibrugarh on 25th April, 1999. He obtained a Licentiate in Canon Law from St. Peter’s Pontifical College, Bangalore (in 2003) and a Doctorate from the Pontifical Lateran University (2014). He served the Diocese in the following ministries: Astt. Parish Priest, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Rajabari (1999-2001); Prefect of Studies at St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh (2003-2006); Parish Priest, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Rajabari, and Visiting Professor at Oriens Theological College, Shillong (2006-2011). From 2011 to 2013, he studied at the Lateran University in Rome. Since 2014 he is Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal and Rector of St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh. He is Member of the College of Consultors and of the Priests Council, as well as Secretary of Laity and Family Commission, Vocation Promoter and Visiting Professor of Canon Law at Oriens Theological College, Shillong.
We send our prayerful greetings and best wishes to Bishop-elect Albert Hemrom, welcome him to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India and assure him of our prayers.
Yours Sincerely in Our Lord,
Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX
Secretary General, CBCI