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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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Auxiliary Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas
Bishop Mascarenhas
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Auxiliary Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas
Archbishop's House,
P.O. Box 5, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path,
Ranchi-834001, Jharkhand, India

Phone: 0651 235 0144
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas was born on Nov. 9, 1960, in Camurlim in the archdiocese of Goa. He was ordained priest on April 24, 1988. After his ordination, he has served in Punjab in North India till 1993. From 1994 to 2001, he was in Rome to secure the licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He was the coordinator of the works of the Society of Pilar in Rome from 1998 to 2004. In 2005, he was made the superior delegate for the Society of the Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier in Europe and in 2006, an official of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (7 Aug 1985 Succeeded - 24 Jun 2018 Retired)
  • Archbishop Pius Kerketta, SJ (1961-1985)
  • Bishop Nicholas Kujur, SJ (1952-1960)
  • Bishop Oscar Sevrin, SJ (1934-1951)
  • Bishop Louis Van Hoeck, SJ (1928--1933)

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