Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – On February 4, 2023, the Holy Father appointed the Reverend Wilbert Marwein, of the clergy of Nongstoin, India, hitherto vicar general and parish priest in Nonbah, as bishop of the diocese of Nongstoin.
Msgr. Wilbert Marwein was born on 17 February 1970 in Rangblang-Sohsyniang, in the archdiocese of Shillong. After entering Saint Xavier’s Minor Seminary in Shillong, he studied philosophy at Christ the King College and Theology at Oriens Theological College in Shillong.
He was ordained a priest on 27 April 2003, first for the archdiocese of Shillong and then incardinated in the new diocese of Nongstoin.
Following ordination, he served as deputy parish priest in Ummulong (2003-2005) and bursar of Oriens Theological College in Shillong (2005-2007). He then studied for a licentiate in missiology at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome (2007-2010) and held the roles of deputy parish priest of Santa Maria in Cosenza, Italy (2010-2015) and, since 2015, vicar general and parish priest in Nonbah, Nongstoin. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 6/2/2023)