Diocese of

Myitkyina

Myanmar Myanmar

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Myitkyina / Myitkyinaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mandalay

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2020.11.18 – ...):Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (75)Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (75)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Ireneo a Centocelle

Metropolitan Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar)

President of Myanmar Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Ordinaries

Bishops of Myitkyina (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (75)Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (75)
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.11.18 – ...)

Bishop Francis Daw Tang (77)Bishop Francis Daw Tang (77)
(2004.12.03 – 2020.11.18)

Bishop emeritus of Myitkyina (Myanmar)

Peace, love, joy

Born:1946.12.19 (Maw Gun, Myanmar)
Ordained Priest:1979.03.15
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.11

Priest of Myitkyina (Myanmar) (1979.03.15 – 2002.01.15)

Titular Bishop of Maturba (2002.01.15 – 2004.12.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Myitkyina (Myanmar) (2002.01.15 – 2004.12.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Myitkyina (Myanmar) (2003.05.24 – 2004.12.03)

Bishop of Myitkyina (Myanmar) (2004.12.03 – 2020.11.18)

Bishop Francis Daw Tang (77)Bishop Francis Daw Tang (77)
(Apostolic Administrator 2003.05.24 – 2004.12.03)

Bishop Paul Zinghtung Grawng (later Archbishop)
(1976.12.09 – 2003.05.24)

Deus caritas

Born:1938.03.20 (Lunghkat, Myanmar)
Ordained Priest:1965.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1976.04.03
Died:2020.10.24 (Mandalay, Myanmar † 82)

Titular Bishop of Rusguniæ (1976.01.24 – 1976.12.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Myitkyina (Myanmar) (1976.01.24 – 1976.12.09)

Bishop of Myitkyina (Myanmar) (1976.12.09 – 2003.05.24)

President of Myanmar Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1982 – 1992)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mandalay (Myanmar) (2003.05.24 – 2014.04.03)

President of Myanmar Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2006 – 2012)

Bishop John James Howe, S.S.C.M.E.
(1961.02.21 – 1976.12.09)

Born:1912.01.20 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1936.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1961.07.01
Died:2000.03.07 († 88)

Prefect Apostolic of Bhamo (Myanmar) (1959.07.18 – 1961.02.21)

Bishop of Myitkyina (Myanmar) (1961.02.21 – 1976.12.09)

Prefects Apostolic of Bhamo (Roman Rite)

Fr. John James Howe, S.S.C.M.E. (later Bishop)
(1959.07.18 – 1961.02.21)

(see above)

Fr. Patrizio Usher, S.S.C.M.E.
(1939.01.07 – 1958)

Died:1958

Prefect Apostolic of Bhamo (Myanmar) (1939.01.07 – 1958)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Banmaw (↙), Kalay (←), Imphal (←), Kohima (←), Miao (↖), Kangding 康定 (↑), Dali 大理 (→), Lashio (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 67,651 km²

Population: 91,055 Catholics (7.5% of 1,206,580 total)

Pastoral Centres: 27 parishes, 33 missions

Personnel: 65 priests (54 diocesan, 11 religious), 184 religious (16 brothers, 168 sisters), 34 seminarians

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