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“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 Hsinchu

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools:
    3
  • Hostels:
    4
  • Kindergartens:
    30
  • Of the below, 17 kindergartens are under the name of the diocese, and 15 under the name of the priests.
  • On primary or elementary schools, 2 are under the religious congregations.
  • Primary Schools:
    2
  • Regarding high schools, 2 are under the diocese and 2 under the religious group.

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Also, 3 orphanages and other child welfare centers are under the Diocese.
  • Homes for the Aged:
    2 (317)
  • Hope Workers Center founded in l986 by the Columbian priests.
  • Hospitals:
    2 (beneficiaries: 652,828)
  • Hsinchu Catholic Migrants and New Immigrants Service Center founded in 1997.
  • On the two Catholic Hospitals, one is under the Diocese and the other one under the Religious group.
  • Orphanages:
    3 (183)
  • Retarded Children Centers:
    5 (359)
  • Social Services Center under the Society of Jesus.
  • There are 7 homes for the elderly, the chronically ill, invalids and the handicapped under the Diocese.
  • Vietnamese Migrant Workers and Brides Office-founded in 2003 by the Columban priests.

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Aborigine Pastoral Commission
  • Association of Catholic School-Teachers & Officers
  • Association of Women Religious Congregations
  • Campus Ministry Pastoral Team
  • Caritas
  • Christian Unity and Inter-religious Dialogue
  • Commission for Retired Priests
  • Commission for Social Service
  • Council of Priests
  • Diocesan Board of Kindergarten
  • Diocesan Commission for Catechists
  • Diocesan Commission for Vocations
  • Diocesan Consultors
  • Diocesan Curia
  • Diocesan Deans
  • Diocesan Financial Commission
  • Diocesan Formation Desk
  • Diocesan Seminarians
  • Diocesan Tribunal
  • Early Childhood Education Association
  • Eucharistic Crusade
  • Liturgical Commission
  • Megalopolis Aborigine Commission
  • Migrant Concern Desk
  • Pastoral Commission
  • Priests in Retreat
  • Residence of Priests
  • Sexual Harassment Counselling Committee
  • Vietnamese Mirgrant Workers and Brides Office
  • Youth at Risk Ministry Office
  • Youth Committee

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