Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On April 3 the Holy Father appointed as bishop of the diocese of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea, the Reverend Paul Sundu, of the clergy of the same see, until now parish priest of Koge and teacher at the Good Shepherd Seminary of Mount Hagen.
Msgr. Paul Sundu was born on 27 July 1973 in Womatne, Simbu Province, diocese of Kundiawa, in Papua New Guinea. He received his formation at Saint Fidelis Minor Seminary in Madang, at the Good Shepherd Seminary in Mount Hagen (1997-1999) and at the Catholic Theological Institute of Port Moresby (2002-2004).
He was ordained a priest on 17 January 2006. He was awarded a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas - Angelicum (2011-2014).
Since ordination he has held the following offices: parish vicar in Mingende (2006-2007) and in Kundiawa (2007-2008); director of vocations and parish priest in Kundiawa (2008-2009); vice-rector and rector of the Good Shepherd Seminary in Mount Hagen (2010-2011) and again rector of the same seminary (2015-2018). From 2018 to the present he has served as a teacher at the Good Shepherd Seminary in Mount Hagen and parish priest in Koge.
Besides his mother tongue, Kuman, and Tok Pisin, he knows English and Italian. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 9/4/2021)