The Holy Father appointed Father Noel Saw Naw Aye as auxiliary bishop of archdiocese of Yangon on Nov 1o, 2020.
Prior to the new appointment, he was serving as procurator of the archdiocese of Yangon and lecturer in sacred scriptures in the Major Seminary. The Holy See has assigned him the titular see of Malamocco.
Bishop Aye was born on Feb. 14, 1969, in Saukwaigyi Village, in the archdiocese of Yangon. He completed his studies in philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy of the Saint Joseph Major Seminary of Pyin Oo Lwin (1989-1991), and theology at the Saint Joseph Theological Institute of the same major seminary in Yangon (1991-1995). He has also done a distance-learning course in psychology at the University of Yangon, obtaining a bachelor’s degree. From 2000 to 2002 he studied and obtained a master’s degree in sacred scriptures at Saint Joseph’s Seminary and College in New York. He was ordained priest on March 18, 1995, for the archdiocese of Yangon. Since priestly ordination he has held the following offices: assistant in the parishes of Saint John in Pabedan and Saint John in Cantonment, Yangon (1995-1996); pastoral care assistant at the Saint Gabriel Parish in North Okkalapa (1996); assistant at the Saint Augustine Parish in Kamayut, Yangon (1996-1997); missionary fidei donum in the diocese of Kengtung (1997-1999); missionary fidei donum in the diocese of Mawlamyine (2002-2003); secretary to the archbishop of Yangon (2003-2007); coordinator of pastoral projects for the archdiocese of Yangon (2007-2009); parish priest at the Infant Jesus of Prague in Hlaingthayar, Yangon (2008-2009); and education coordinator, in the John Paul II Youth Education Centre, Yangon (2009-2013). Since 2013 he has been coordinator of the episcopal commission for education of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Myanmar.