Good news was recently announced for the diocese of Manado. A new bishop was just appointed by Pope Francis on April 12, 2017. On Saturday 29 April 2017, Manado diocese got another good news with seven new priests were ordained: two priests from the Missionary of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and five others are priests of Manado diocese.

This new priestly ordination was held at St. John Evangelist, Parish of Laikit, Manado and officiated by Bishop of Manado, Josephus Suwatan MSC.

Those who were ordained priests were:

  • Deacon Cornelius Kupea – Diocese of Manado.
  • Deacon Troyani Rishard Kelengkoan – Diocese of Manado.
  • Deacon Hendro Agustinus Kandowangko – Diocese of Manado.
  • Deacon Frits Valentino Karamoy – Diocese of Manado.
  • Deacon Nicholas John Bomba – Diocese of Manado.
  • The Diacon of Marianus Ada MSC
  • Deacon Christiano Pascalis Lala MSC

No less interesting was the welcoming ceremony for Fr. Marianus Ada MSC and Fr. Christiano Lala ‘MSC at the MSC Scholasticate, Pineleng, Manado as seen below.