Benyamin Yosef Bria

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Mgr. Benyamin Yosef Bria
Bishop Diocese of Denpasar
See Diocese of Denpasar
Appointed April 14, 2000[1]
Predecessor Vitalis Djebarus
Successor Silvester Tung Kiem San
Other posts
Ordination June 29, 1985[1]
Consecration August 6, 2000[1]
Personal details
Birth name Benyamin Yosef Bria
Born August 7, 1956[1]
Kupang, Indonesia
Died September 18, 2007[1]
Buried Palasari, Bali
Nationality  Indonesia
Denomination Catholic

Benyamin Yosef Bria (August 7, 1956 – September 18, 2007) was the Indonesian Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Denpasar. The diocese is based in the city of Denpasar, on Bali, Indonesia.


Benyamin Yosef Bria was born on August 7, 1956. Bria was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 29, 1985. He was appointed bishop of Denpasar on April 14, 2000 and was formally ordained as the Bishop of Denpasar on August 7, 2000.[2] Bria remained as bishop until his death in 2007.[2]

In 2005, Bria led memorial masses in Adelaide, Australia, to remember victims of the Bali bombings.

Bishop Benyamin Yosef Bria died of renal failure at Mount Elisabeth Hospital in Singapore on September 18, 2007 at 9.18 A.M.[2] He was 51 years old.

According to an Antara News report, Bria's nieces, Elis, Ela and Gin, all from Atambua, East Nusa Tenggara, and two Roman Catholic priests from the Diocese of Denpasar, Fathers Matheus and Hadi, were at his bedside when he died.[2] He was also survived by two cousins, Father Maxi Un and Antonius Un Taolin.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Catholic Hierarchy". Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Denpasar bishop passes away in Singapore". Antara. 2007-09-18. Retrieved 2007-09-19. [permanent dead link]

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