Myanmar Catholic Church 2007

Myanmar Catholic Church 2007
Catholic Bishops' Conference Myanmar.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Archdiocese of Taunggyi
Archdiocese of Taunggyi
Archidioecesis Taunggyiensis
Country: Myanmar
Rite: Latin
Area: 26,850 km²

1.5 million (2004)
7,350 (0.5%)
Bishop: Matthias U Shwe

The (Roman Catholic) Archdiocese of Taunggyi (Latin: Archidioecesis Taunggyiensis) is located in the Shan State of Myanmar. The dioceses of Kentung, Loikaw, Pekhon and Taungngu are suffragans of the archdiocese. The cathedral of the archdiocese is the St. Joseph's Cathedral in Taunggyi.

The diocese of Taunggyi on March 21 1961 by splitting from the diocese of Taungngu and was a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Yangon. When the diocese was elevated to become an archdiocese and metropolitan see on January 17 1998, Kentung (from Mandalay) and Loikaw and Taungngu (from Yangon) were assigned to the new ecclesiastical province. The diocese Pekhon was created on December 15 2005 by splitting of the southern part of the archdiocese.

After the split the archdiocese has 7,350 catholics out of a total population of 1.5 million. It is subdivided into 12 parishes, and has a total number of 25 priests. It covers an area of 26,850 km².


  • Matthias U Shwe, since December 18 1989, previously was auxiliary bishop since December 20 1979
  • John Baptist Gobbato, P.I.M.E., March 21 1961 - December 18 1989 (retired)
  • Peter Hla, auxiliary bishop from March 13 2001 till December 15 2005 (became bishop of Pekhon)

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1 comment:

Mauro said...

Hi, I'm Elsa Pastoricchio from Grado in Italy. I' m a friend of don Carmelo, he is a friend of my family and there are many years that he write to us. we write to him but everytime he write again to us we see he don't receive our letter.
Can you help me to find him?
email adress or adress myanmar.
I' ve this: Catholic diocesan centre khaymar road taungngnu 08101 myanmar, It's right?
Thk you Elsa