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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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Diocese of Poona (Pune)

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Diocese of Poona (Pune)
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Pune is also known as Poona. The diocese is spread over 49, 678 square kilometers covering the civil districts of Pune, Sangli, Satara and Solapur and the parish of Kolhapur. It is an educational hub.

Language

The main languages spoken are English, Hindi, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil.

History

Poona was erected into a Vicariate Apostolic by dismemberment from Bombay on March 8, 1854, and entrusted to the society of Jesus. The Vicar Apostolic of Bombay remained Administrator till the Hierarchy was established in 1886. Rt.Rev.Bernard Bieder-Linden SJ was appointed its first Bishop.

Climate

Climate is pleasant with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius in summer. Winters are not usually cold.

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