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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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Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar

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Archbishop John Barwa
Archbishop Barwa
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Archbishop John Barwa
Archbishop's House,
9/16, Satyanagar P.O.,
Bhubaneswar - 751007 Orissa

Phone: 0674-2575225, 25750811, (P): 0674-2575397
Fax :0674-2575397
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop John Barwa was born on June 1, 1955. He was ordained priest in 1985. Archbishop Barwa was consecrated coadjutor bishop of Rourkela on April 19, 2006. Hopeful of quelling violence against Christians in the Indian state of Orissa, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar on Feb. 11, 2011.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Raphael Cheenath (1985-2010)
  • Archbishop Henry D'Souza (1974-1985)
  • Paul Tobar Gonsalves, CM (1949-1971)
  • Florencio Sanz Esperanza , C.M. (1939-1949 )

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