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Diocese of Hakha

Bishop Nicholas Mang Thang
Bishop  Nicholas Mang Thang
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Bishop Nicholas Mang Thang
Bishop’s House Zethit Qtr. Hakha Chin State, Myanmar
070-22350
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Bishop Nicholas Mang Thang was born on May 18, 1943, at Theinlawng Village in Mindat Township, Southern Chin State. He has undergone his intellectual and spiritual formations at St. Peter's High School in Mandalay from 1954 to 1957, at St. Albert's High School in Pyinoolwin from 1957 to 1963, at St. Aloysius' Minor Seminary in Pyinoolwin from 1964 to 1965, at St. Joseph's Catholic Major Seminary, Yangon from 1966 to 1973. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Aloysius U Ba Khin on April 28, 1973. He was appointed as parish priest of Matupi from 1973 to 1978 and parish priest of Mindat from 1978 to 1980. From 1981 to 1983 he continued his higher studies at St. Joseph's Seminary, New York and obtained a Master's Degree on Dogmatic Theology. Appointed by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Myanmar (CBCM) he served as a professor of Dogmatic Theology at Major Seminary, Yangon from 1983 to 1986 and as Spiritual Director at Major Seminary, Pyinoolwin from 1986 to 1988. CBCM again sent him to Yangon Major Seminary to take the responsibility of a Rector which he took charge from 1988 to 1989. While he was assuming that responsibility, Pope John Paul II appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of Mandalay Diocese. He received episcopal ordination on Jan. 15, 1989. He became the first Bishop of Hakha Diocese on Nov. 21, 1992 and was installed on March 21, 1993. His coat of arms has the motto "One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism" (Eph. 4:5).

He was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Mandalay on Nov. 30, 2011

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