Wilhelmus Demarteau

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Wilhelmus Demarteau, M.S.F.
Bishop emeritus of Diocese of Banjarmasin
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Banjarmasin
In office 1961 - 1983
Predecessor Giovanni Groen
Successor Fransiskus Xaverius Rocharjanta Prajasuta
Ordination 27 January 1941
Personal details
Born (1917-01-24)24 January 1917
Horn, Netherlands
Died 5 December 2012(2012-12-05) (aged 95)
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Wilhelmus Demarteau, M.S.F. (24 January 1917 - 5 December 2012) was a Dutch prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.[1] He was one of the oldest Roman Catholic bishops and Dutch bishops.

Demarteau was born in Horn, Netherlands and ordained a priest on 27 July 1941 for the Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family. Demarteau was appointed Vicar Apostolic of the Diocese of Banjarmasin on 6 January 1954 along with Titular Bishop of Arsinoë in Cypro and was consecrated bishop on 5 May 1954. He was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Banjarmasin and served until his resignation on 6 June 1983. Demarteau died on 5 December 2012 in Suaka Insan Hospital (Rumah Sakit Suaka Insan:Indonesian)

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  1. ^ "Bisdom Roermond". Bisdom-roermond.nl. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 

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