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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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Apostolic Prefecture of Shiqian

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Apostolic Prefecture of Shiqian
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The Apostolic Prefecture of Shiqian (Shihtsien) is a Latin pre-diocesan missionary jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in PR China.

It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See and its Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, not part of any Ecclesiastical province. No cathedral or statistics available.

It is vacant since 2011, without Apostolic administrator.

History

  • Established on 1932.03.23 as Mission sui juris of Shiqian, on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Guiyang ( now a Metropolitan Archdiocese)
  • Promoted on 1937.12.02 as Apostolic Prefecture of Shiqian.

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