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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.

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Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze
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Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze
Archbishop's House,
G.P.O. Box 3, 1 Kakrail Road,
Ramna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Phone: +88 08212871010, +8801715145571
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, as Archbishop of Dhaka on September 30, 2020. Bishop D’Cruze has been serving as Bishop of the Diocese of Sylhet.

Bishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze was born at Tuital under Nawabganj upazila in Dhaka on February 9, 1956.

He was ordained a priest on February 20, 1987. His episcopal ordination was first as the Bishop of Khulna diocese on May 6, 2005.

Oblate Bishop D’Cruze was appointed bishop of Sylhet on July 8, 2011. His installation took place in Moulvibazar on September 30, 2011. Bishop D’Cruze has had roles as chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario (22 Oct 2011 Succeeded - 30 Sep 2020 Retired)
  • Archbishop Paulinus Costa (2005-2011)
  • Retired Archbishop Michael Rozario (1978-2005)
  • Holy Cross Archbishop Theotonius Amal Ganguly (1967-1977)
  • Bishop Theotonius Gomes (1964-2014)
  • Holy Cross Archbishop Lawrence Leo Graner (1947-1967)
  • Holy Cross Bishop Timothy John Crowly (1929-1945)
  • Holy Cross Bishop Joseph Armand Legrand (1916-1929)
  • Holy Cross Bishop Francis Frederick Linneborn (1909-1915)
  • Holy Cross Bishop Peter Joseph Hurth (1894-1909)
  • Holy Cross Bishop Augustine Joseph Louage (1891-1894)

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