Tatamai takes over from Archbishop Francisco Panfilo SDB who has served the Rabaul archdiocese for 11 years.
Bishop Rochus, from Rakunai Parish in Central Gazelle LLG of Gazelle District, was previously serving as the Bishop of Kavieng since 2018. He also served as the Bishop of Kerema and Bereina respectively.
Minister Wong said: “In every nation, the Catholic Church truly has been a resounding moral voice calling on citizens to listen to the voice of conscience and moral virtues.
“The influence of the church has been profound in PNG.”