New Bishop of Bereina

Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Otto Separy as the new Bishop of Bereina.

The announcement was made by the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican Embassy) in Port Moresby on 16th July, 2019, at 8pm.

Bishop Otto was born in Kubila (Diocese of Wewak) on 5th August, 1957.

He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Wewak on 19th June 1991 and held offices as Parish priest and the Chancellor of the Diocese of Wewak.

On 2nd July 2007, he was appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Aitape and ordained bishop on 30th October. 

On 9th June 2009, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the Bishop Ordinary of Aitape.

At present he is the Deputy Bishop of the Commission for New Evangelization of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

The Catholic Bishops Conference says: “May the Lord bless him as he takes up his role as Shepherd of his flock in the Diocese of Bereina.”


Press release