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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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Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospices:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    4
  • Homes for the elderly:
    8
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    37
  • Orphanages:
    31
  • Socio-economic centers, training centers:
    29

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All India Catholic Union
  • Basic Christian Communities
  • Holy Childhood
  • Inter Religious Fraternal Life Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Vincent de Paul Society
  • Youth Association for Boys in Schools
  • Youth Association for Girls in Schools
  • Youth Christian Students Movement in Schools
  • Youth Groups in Parishes
  • Youth Jesus Association

Social Communications

  • Archdiocese weekly "Sarvaviyabi
  • Commission for Mass Media and Communication:
    In charge: Father S. Pitchaimuthu
    Addresses: St. Xavier's Pastoral Centre & Communication Centre, Netaji Nagar, Uppalam, Pondicherry - 605 001, Tel: (91) 413-235 6259/235 3411
  • St. Xavier pastoral center acts as a cultural center

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post-secondary School:
    38
  • Primary School:
    111
  • Primary School - Students:
    9,285
  • Post-secondary School - Students:
    29,942
  • Middle School:
    30
  • Middle School - Students:
    12,746
  • Secondary School:
    21
  • Secondary School - Students:
    4,973

Major Archdiocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Archdiocesan Education Board: Father J. Pau
  • Commission for Bible: Father Maria Selvam
  • Commission for Catechism and Liturgy: Father P. A. Aruldoss
  • Commission for Clergy, Religious, Seminarians and Vocation: Father V. S. Lourdusamy
  • Commission for Evangelization, Ecumenism and Dialogue: Father S. Maria Joseph
  • Commission for Family, Laity and Labour: Father I. Ratchagar
  • Commission for Health and Pro-Life: Father S. Antonysamy
  • Commission for Justice, Peace and Development: Father A.S. Antonisamy
  • Commission for Mass Media and Communication:
    Father S. Pitchaimuthu
  • Commission for SC/ST/BC:
    Father S. Antony Sagayam
  • Commission for Youth:
    Father T. Nasian Gregory
  • St. Xavier:
    Netaji Nagar, Uppalam, Pondicherry - 605 001
    Phone: (91) 413-235 6259, (91) 413-235 3411

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