May 6, 2014: Pope Francis has appointed an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of
Ranchi in the Eastern Indian state of Jharkand. Fr. Telesphore P. Bilung , Provincial
Superior of the Divine Word Missionaries is the first Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi
haded by Cardinal Telespore Toppo. Fr. Bilung hails from the Diocese of Rourkela,
Orissa. He has served as the rector of the Minor Seminary of Sambalpur, the provincial
councillor and is presently serving as the provincial superior of the SVDs.