Roman Catholic Diocese of Pyay


Roman Catholic Diocese of Pyay

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pyay (Lat: "Diocesis Pyayensis") is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Burma.

Originally erected in 1940 as the apostolic prefecture of Akyab, the prefecture has the distinction of being the only ecclesisiastical territory in Burma created from the Diocese of Chittagong.

In 1957, the name was changed to the apostolic prefecture of Prome.

In 1961, the prefecture was elevated to a full diocese.

Finally in 1991, the diocese was renamed the Diocese of Pyay and became a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Yangon

The current bishop of the diocese is Gregory Taik Maung, appointed in 1991.

Ordinaries

*Thomas Albert Newman, M.S. † (12 Jul 1940 Appointed - 2 Oct 1975 Resigned)
*Joseph Devellerez Thaung Shwe (2 Oct 1975 Appointed - )
*Gregory Taik Maung ( 1991 Appointed - )

ee also

*Catholic Church in Burma


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