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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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Coadjutor Bishop John Wang Xiaoxun
Bishop Wang Xiaoxun
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Coadjutor Bishop John Wang Xiaoxun
Catholic Mission, Ankang,
Shaanxi,
China

Born to a Catholic family in Shaanxi province on January 19, 1966, Bishop Wang was ordained a priest in 1992. He became the parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in 2005. Bishop Wang received his episcopal appointment from the Vatican before he was "elected" as a candidate for the post of Coadjutor Bishop in 2010.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Pietro Maleddu, O.F.M. Conv (Prefect: 1948 - 1983)
  • Emilio Favarato, O.F.M. Conv (Prefect: 1941 - 1947)
  • erardo Barracciu, O.F.M. Conv (Prefect: 1932 - 1940)
  • Giovanni Soggiu, O.F.M. Conv (Prefect: 1928 - 1930)

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