Bangalore 16 August, 2018 (CCBI) Most Rev. Joseph Minj (85) Bishop Emeritus of Simdega diocese, Jharkhand, passed away on 16 August, 2018 at 7.30am at Shanti Bhawan Medical Centre Biru, Simdega. The funeral will be on 17 August, 2018 at 11 am at St. Anne Cathedral, Samtoli, Simdega.
Bishop Joseph Minj was born on 17 October, 1932 and was ordained priest on 10 July, 1960. He was appointed as the Bishop of Simdega on 28 May, 1993 and ordained Bishop on 24 August, 1993. He was retired from his active Episcopal ministry on 11 February, 2008 at the age of 75. He is a priest for 58 years and a Bishop for 24 years.