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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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Archdiocese of Dhaka

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Auxiliary Bishop Shorot Francis Gomes
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Auxiliary Bishop Shorot Francis Gomes
Archbishop's House,
G.P.O. Box 3, 1 Kakrail Road,
Ramna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Phone: (02)935.82.47; 835.18.71
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis on Feb. 8, 2016, appointed Shorot Francis Gomes as auxiliary bishop of Dhaka while he was serving as vicar general of Sylhet diocese. He succeeded Auxiliary Bishop Theotonius Gomes, who retired in April 2014.

Born on Dec. 15, 1965, in Hashnabad, he completed his primary and secondary schooling from Holy Cross High School, Bandura, and entered the Little Flower Minor Seminary in Dhaka. In 1984, he joined Holy Spirit Major Seminary and was ordained priest on May 31, 1990.

He has served as rector of the Little Flower Minor Seminary, Bandura. From 1998 to 2002, he was in Rome, pursuing a doctoral degree in moral theology.

Back in Bangladesh, he served as the parish priest of Nagari and Tejgaon for three years until 2005. He was the vice-rector of the Holy Spirit Major Seminary, until being named as vicar general of Sylhet in 2012.

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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