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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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Diocese of Ootacamund

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges:
    1
  • Post Secondary Schools:
    13
  • Pre-primary Schools:
    9
  • Primary Schools:
    48
  • Secondary Schools:
    27
  • Training Schools:
    2

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers, hostels for youth:
    2
  • Family apostolates:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    1
  • Homes for the elderly:
    4
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    37
  • Orphanages:
    18
  • Socio-economic centers:
    31

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible, Catechetics, Liturgy, Family, Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    Father Maria Joseph
  • Clergy:
    Monsignor A. Anthony Swamy
  • Education:
    Monsignor A. Anthony Swamy
  • Evangelization and Pious Associations:
    Father J. Alexander
  • Pontifical Missions:
    Father C. Antonysamy
  • Social Work, Labor and Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes:
    Father Jeyakumar
  • Vocation and Seminary:
    Father Christopher Law
  • Youth, Laity and Communication:
    Father Joseph Raj

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Apostolic Union
  • Catholic Association of India
  • Franciscan Third Order
  • Legion of Mary
  • Little Way Association
  • Sodality of our Lady
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Young Christian Workers

Social Communications

  • Father Joseph Raj is in charge of the Social Communications office:
    Address: Arulagam, Pastoral Centre, Ooty - 643 00, The Nilgiris, India
    Email: [email protected]
    Diocesan website: www.ootacamunddiocese.org.
  • Monthly Magazine:
    The diocese publishes a monthly magazine called Kurusadiyin Kuraloli and a newsletter, Ootacamund Diocesan News Bulletin (Monthly)

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