Friday, May 28, 2010

New diocese for Myanmar

Pope Benedict has erected the new Myanmar Diocese of Kalay and announced Bishop Felix Lian Khen Thang as its first prelate.

Bishop Lian is presently auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Hakha from which the territory of the new diocese has been taken, Fides reports.

The Kalay Diocese will be a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Mandalay.

The new diocese of Kalay is bordered to the east by the Diocese of Myitkyina and to the south by the Archdiocese of Mandalay and the Diocese of Hakha.

The parish church of St. Mary’s Parish in Kalaymyo will become the Cathedral of the newly erected diocese.