Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Taunggyi

Myanmar Myanmar

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Taunggyi / Taunggyien(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Kengtung, Loikaw, Pekhon, Taungngu

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2016.06.24 – ...):Archbishop Basilio Athai (67)Archbishop Basilio Athai (67)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Taunggyi (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Basilio Athai (67)Archbishop Basilio Athai (67)
(2016.06.24 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Taunggyi (Myanmar)

Duc in altum

Born:1956.07.22 (Kyekadaw, Myanmar)
Ordained Priest:1984.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:2008.11.15

Priest of Loikaw (Myanmar) (1984.04.01 – 2008.06.28)

Titular Bishop of Tasaccora (2008.06.28 – 2016.06.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Taunggyi (Myanmar) (2008.06.28 – 2016.06.24)

Apostolic Administrator of Taunggyi (Myanmar) (2015.04.12 – 2016.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Taunggyi (Myanmar) (2016.06.24 – ...)

Archbishop Basilio Athai (67)Bishop Basilio Athai (67) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2015.04.12 – 2016.06.24)

Archbishop Matthias U Shwe
(1998.01.17 – 2015.04.12)

Vita et pax

Born:1943.12.01 (Kamai, Myanmar)
Ordained Priest:1969.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:1980.12.13
Died:2021.08.12 (Taunggyi, Myanmar † 77)

Titular Bishop of Uzippari (1979.12.20 – 1989.12.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Taunggyi (Myanmar) (1979.12.20 – 1989.12.18)

Bishop of Taunggyi (Myanmar) (1989.12.18 – 1998.01.17)

President of Myanmar Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1994 – 2000)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Taunggyi (Myanmar) (1998.01.17 – 2015.04.12)

Bishops of Taunggyi (Roman Rite)

Bishop Matthias U Shwe (later Archbishop)
(1989.12.18 – 1998.01.17)

(see above)

Bishop John Baptist Gobbato, P.I.M.E.
(1961.03.21 – 1989.12.18)

Born:1912.05.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1934.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1961.05.21
Died:1999.08.06 († 87)

Bishop of Taunggyi (Myanmar) (1961.03.21 – 1989.12.18)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Mandalay (↖), Lashio (↗), Kengtung (→), Pekhon (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 14,980 km²

Population: 6,934 Catholics (0.4% of 1,839,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 14 parishes

Personnel: 41 priests (36 diocesan, 5 religious), 118 religious (21 brothers, 97 sisters), 5 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.14

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