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Mgr. Herman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro O.Carm. was born in Magelang, Central Java, on April 23, 1939. He was ordained a priest of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on August 2, 1970. Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Malang on May 15, 1989. His episcopal ordination was on September 3, 1989. Mgr. Pandoyoputro’s motto is In Verbo Veritatis Evangelii (Through the word of truth, the Gospel – Colossians 1:5). He managed the diocese of Malang for 27 years and on September 3, 2016 he was replaced by Mgr. Henricus Pidyarto Gunawan O.Carm. His health decreased rapidly after the ordination of the new Bishop of Malang. On September 23, 2016, Mgr. Herman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro O.Carm. passed away. He was buried in Sukun Christian cemetery Malang.

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