Bishop Aloysius Zichem died 13th November 2016 n Paramaribo, Suriname, he was 83 years old. Bishop Zichem was ordained a priest on the 14th day of August, 1960. He belonged to the Redemptorist Religious Family. He was ordained as Titular Bishop of Fluerteventura on the 8th of February, 1970 and appointed the second Bishop of the Diocese of Paramaribo on the 30th August, 1971. His installation as the Bishop of Paramaribo took place on the 24th October, 1971. He served as Bishop until illness prevented him from continuing in his Episcopal Ministry.
We wish to extend to Bishop Karel Choennie, the priests, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Paramaribo our condolences and assure them of our prayers. We give thanks for the dedicated and inspiring service of the late Bishop Zichem not only to the people and Church of Suriname but also his great contribution to the Antilles Episcopal Conference. May his soul rest in peace.