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Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga OFM Cap
Archbishop emeritus, Archdiocese of Medan
Sinaga in 2017
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Medan
In Office 2009–2018
Predecessor Alfred Gonti Pius Datubara
Successor Kornelius Sipayung
Ordination 13 December 1969
Consecration 6 January 1981
Rank Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1941-09-25)25 September 1941
Nagadolok, Simalungun Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Died 7 November 2020(2020-11-07) (aged 79)
Medan, Indonesia
Previous post Bishop of Sibolga (1980–2004)
Motto Ad Pascua et Aquas Conducit

Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, OFM Cap (25 September 1941 – 7 November 2020) was the Indonesian Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Sibolga and then Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Medan from 2009 to 2018.


Sinaga was born in Nagadolok in Simalungun Regency, Indonesia, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1969. He served as a bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sibolga, Indonesia from 1981 until 2004, when he was installed as Coadjutor Archbishop of the archdiocese Medan. He was appointed archbishop of Medan in 2009, succeeding Alfred Gonti Pius Datubara. He was a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. In addition to his life as clergy Sinaga has also written about Toba spirituality, later publishing a book expanding on his dissertation from Catholic University of Leuven titled The Toba-Batak High God: Transcendence and Immanence.

Pope Francis accepted his resignation as Archbishop of Medan on 7 December 2018.

On 20 October 2020, it was reported that Sinaga had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Sinaga died in hospital on 7 November 2020.

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