The Pope has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia, the Rev. Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F., currently rector of the M.S.F. Theological Studentate in Malang.
Rev. Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F.
The Rev. Fr. Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F., was born on June 22, 1963, in Seom-Eban, diocese of Atambua, West Timor. He attended the minor seminary in Laian, Atambua, and subsequently the major seminary in Yogyakarta. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at the Pontifical Weda Bhakti Faculty in Yogyakarta. He gave his perpetual profession on July 22, 1991, among the Missionaries of the Holy Family (M.S.F). He was ordained a priest on 28 August 28, 1992.
He has held the following offices: parish vicar of the Holy Family Parish in Banteng, Semarang (1992-1994); coordinator of the Commission for the Family of the archdiocese of Samarinda, Kalimantan (1993-2005); rector of the Don Bosco Minor Seminary in Samarinda (1995-1997); pastor of the Buna Maria parish in Banjarbaru, diocese of Banjarmasin, Kalimantan, director of the MSF Postulancy in Banjarbaru (1997-2000); studies for the degree in spiritual theology at the Theresianum in Rome (2000-2004); M.S.F. general assistant in Rome (2001-2007); M.S.F. general secretary in Rome (2007-2013); since 2013, rector of the M.S.F. Theological Studentate in Malang; and since 2014, coordinator of the Commission for the Family of the diocese of Malang, and professor of spiritual theology at the Widya Sasana Philosophical and Theological Higher Institute in Malang.