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All you need to know about the Church in Myanmar

“I write these lines as a spiritual leader, empathizing with the sentiments of millions of people at this moment… I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to the periodic darkness that envelops our dear nation…”

~ Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, wrote in a message to the people of Myanmar and the international community following the Feb. 1 military coup in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Diocese of Chikmagalur

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Kindergartens:
    25
  • Kindergartens-Students :
    2,048
  • Primary and Elementary Schools:
    34
  • Primary and Elementary Schools-Students:
    13,742
  • Secondary Schools and Pre-University colleges:
    26
  • Secondary Schools and Pre-University colleges-Students:
    7,507
  • Total Schools:
    85

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for victims of violence and trafficking
  • Dispensaries/ health centers:
    8
  • Homes for the elderly, disabled:
    27
  • Hospitals:
    4
  • Hostels:
    16
  • Marriage counseling and family life center
  • Nursery
  • Orphanage/child welfare center

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible:
    Father Paul D'Souza & Father Rajendra R
  • Catechetics:
    Father Moses M. J. & Father Joseph Madtha
  • Diocesan Commissions Co-ordinator :
    Msgr. George D'Souza
  • Education:
    Father Agnel Fernandes & Sr. Geraldine
  • Family:
    Father Felix Thomas Rosario & Father Paul Machado
  • Health and Pro-Life :
    Sr. Augusta & Sr. Irene
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue & Ecumenism :
    Father Joe Mary Lobo & Father Anthony Raj C
  • Justice, Peace & Development :
    Father Peter Brank & Sr. Maria
  • Labour:
    Fathere Gilbert Pinto & Mr. Naveen J. Pinto
  • Laity :
    Father Balaraju & Sr. Florine
  • Liturgy :
    Father Anthony Raj A. & Father David Anthonappa
  • Pontifical Mission Societies :
    Ronald Cardoza
  • Proclamation & Evangelization :
    Father George Andrade & Father Lancy Pinto
  • Small Christian Communities :
    Father Shantaraj R. & Father Marcel Pinto
  • Social Communications :
    Father Patrick J. Rao & Father Vijay Kumar M
  • Society of the Holy Childhood :
    Fredric D'Souza
  • Vocations & Formation :
    Father David Prakash M. F & Father Charles Pereira
  • Women:
    Sr. Gabriel Mary & Mrs. Molly Pinto
  • Youth:
    Father Vincent D'Souza & Sr. Susheela

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Charismatic Renewal :
    Father Elias Sequeira
  • Catholic Enquiry Centre :
    Father Thomas Martis
  • Chikmagalur Multipurpose Social Service Society (CMSSS- SevaSamasthe)
  • Prison Ministry :
    Mr. Pradeep Rebello

Social Communications

  • Diocesan Monthly Publication:
    Snehajyothi(Kannada)
    Editor: Father David Prakash M.F

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