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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.

What is going on in Myanmar? What is the Catholic Church calling for today?

What is the local Catholic population? How many dioceses, bishops are there…

All you need to know about the Church in Myanmar in one click
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Apostolic Vicariate of Vientiane

Bishop Jean Khamse Vithavong
Bishop Jean Khamse  Vithavong
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Bishop Jean Khamse Vithavong
PO Box 113, Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 216 219
Fax :+856 21 215 085
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Oblate Bishop Jean Khamse Vithavong was born on Oct. 18, 1942 in Ban Kengsadock Village, Paksan district, Borikhamxay province, into an ethnic Meauy family. He was the youngest of nine siblings. Bishop Khamse studied philosophy and theology in France 1959-1966 and conducted further studies in the Philippines 1970-1974. He was ordained a priest on Jan. 26, 1975 at Ban Kengsadock, Paksan district, Borikhamxay province. On Nov. 19, 1982, he was appointed Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane. He was ordained bishop on Jan. 16, 1983 and suceeded Bishop Thomas Nantha on April 7, 1984 as Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane.
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