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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.

What is going on in Myanmar? What is the Catholic Church calling for today?

What is the local Catholic population? How many dioceses, bishops are there…

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Counseling centers:
    16
  • Dispensaries:
    24
  • Homes for retired priests:
    5
  • Homes for the aged and the abandoned:
    38
  • Hospitals:
    35
  • Orphanages for boys:
    10
  • Orphanages for girls:
    22

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Archdiocesan Anti-Alcoholic Movement:
    Director: Father Thomas Mangatt
  • Archdiocesan Archives and Museum:
    Archivist and Curator: Father Ignatius Payyappilly
  • Archdiocesan Education Council:
    Secretary: Father Sebastian Thalian
  • Archdiocesan Liturgical Committee:
    Director: Father Antony Nariculam
  • Catechesis and Moral Education:
    Director: Dr Jose Puthiyedath
    Assistant: Father Jose Puthussery
  • Evangelization and Prayer Groups:
    Director: Father Joseph Thamaravely
  • Family Apostolate and Counselling:
    Director: Father Varghese Pulickal
  • Family Units and Parish Renewal:
    Animator: Father John Painumkal
  • Pilgrims:
    Director: Father Johnsty Thachara
  • Social Welfare Services:
    Director: Father Paul Moonjely
    Assistant: Father Biju Chakiath

Social Communications

  • Public Relations Officer: Father Paul Thelakat:
    Phone: (91) 484-2352629, 2352906, 2401635, 2402548

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools :
    53
  • Higher Secondary Schools :
    13
  • Post-Secondary Schools :
    22
  • Pre-Primary Schools :
    165
  • Primary and Upper-Primary Schools :
    200

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