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Auxiliary Bishop Francis Than Htun
Bishop Than Htun
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Auxiliary Bishop Francis Than Htun
Archbishop's House,
289 Theinbyu Road, Botataung P.O.,
11161 Yangon, Myanmar

Phone: (01)8392667; 8245467
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Francis Than Htun as auxiliary bishop of Yangon archdiocese on March 26, 2024.

Bishop Htun was born on March 14, 1974, in Nyaung Oo Mandalay archdiocese. He attended the Saint John Minor Seminary in Bago, and studied philosophy in Saint Joseph Minor Seminary in Pyin Oo Lwin and theology in Saint Joseph Major Seminary in Yangon. He was ordained a priest on March 19, 2002, for Yangon archdiocese.

Bishop Htun held the roles of parish vicar of Saint Joseph’s in Thingangyun, Yangon, and of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Gyobingauk (2002-2003). He studied for a diploma in human development in the Philippines (2003) and went on to serve as parish vicar of Saint John, Cantonment (2003-2004), parish vicar of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Yangon (2004-2005), and director of Karuna Myanmar Social Service (Caritas) (2005-2011), followed by higher studies in clinical pastoral education and missionary experience in the United States (2011-2021). Since 2021 he has been parish priest of Saint John’s parish, Cantonment, Yangon.

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