Miao Diocese gets first priests of indigenous origin

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Longding, 9 January 2024: History was made in Longding town when Miao Diocese ordained two priests of indigenous origin.

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Frs. Simon Samjon Pansa and William Jalem Wangsu, both belonging to the wancho tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, became of the first priests indigenous origin for Miao Diocese.

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Fr. Simon, from Ngissa Parish, is son of Phonyai Pansa and Manthai Pansa, and Fr. William, son of Tahjem Wangsu and Phehmai Wangsu, is from Chopnu village under Kanubari Parish.

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As we congratulate the newly ordained, we pray for their fruitful priestly ministry. 7 January 2024