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“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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Diocese of Changting

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Diocese of Changting
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Changting, situated in the western Fujian province, is the fifth-largest county of the province. It has a population of 480,000, with an area of 3,099 sq. kilometres, and has the town of Tingzhou as its county seat. Hakka people who speak Changting dialect accounts for the majority of the population. The dialect is part of the Hakka Chinese and is mutually unintelligible with the Meixian dialect, which is in use in the Guangdong province.

Geography

Changting has Ninghua county towards the north, Wuping and Shanghang counties towards the south, Liancheng County towards the east, and Ruijin City in Jiangxi province towards the west. Changting is part of a subtropical zone, and is situated towards the southern end of the Wuyi Mountains. The area receives a large amount of rainfall as the warm maritime air meets the cool air in the mountains.

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