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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 Maxwell Silva
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Auxiliary Bishop Maxwell Silva
Archbishop's House,
Colombo - 8,
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 11-2695471-2-3 / 2696054
Fax :+94 11-2667085
Email: [email protected]

Auxiliary Bishop Maxwell Silva was born on Sept. 27,1953, at Willorawatte, in the archdiocese of Colombo. He was ordained a priest on July 25, 1981.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Colombo on Nov. 28, 2011.

The Auxiliary Bishop obtained a Bachelor Degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Science of Education from the University of Kelaniya, as well as a Master of Science in Sociology from the same University.

Since 2001 until present, he is the Rector of St. Thomas College, Kotte in the archdiocese of Colombo.

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