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Diocese of Pyay

Bishop Joseph Thaung Shwe
Bishop Joseph Thaung Shwe
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Bishop Joseph Thaung Shwe
St. Francis Church, Sandaw Quarter, Pyay, Myanmar
+95 53 - 22467
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Bishop Joseph Thaung Shwe was born on Oct. 10, 1935, in the village of Paik Kyone, Mandalay. He was ordained a priest on Jan. 11, 1961, and studied from 1962 -1964 in Rome. He was parish priest of Myeik from 1965 -1966. From 1967 - 1973 he was professor of St. Joseph Major Seminary. He then served as a parish priest of St. John, Maung Taw Lay, and Yangon from 1973 - 1976. He was appointed Bishop of Prome (as the Diocese of Pyay was called then) on Oct. 2, 1975. His episcopal ordination was on Feb. 2, 1976.
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