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Archdiocese of Yangon

Archidioecesis Yangonensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B., Archbishop
  • Gabriel Thohey Mahn-Gaby, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 8 October 1991
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Myanmar
  • Square Kilometers: 47,191 (18,227 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.yangonarchdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 289 Theinbyu Street, Botataung P.O., 11161 Yangon, Myanmar
  • Telephone: (01)39.25.17; 39.26.67
  • Fax: 37.90.59

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Burma {Birmania Meridio-Occid.}
27 November 1866ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Central Burma {Centrale} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Burma {Birmania Meridio-Occid.} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Burma {Birmania Meridionale}
19 July 1870Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Burma {Birmania Meridio-Occid.} Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Burma {Birmania Meridionale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Rangoon
7 May 1953Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Southern Burma {Birmania Meridionale} Vicariate Apostolic of Rangoon
1 January 1955Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Rangoon Diocese of Bassein (erected)
Archdiocese of Rangoon
1 January 1955ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Rangoon Archdiocese of Rangoon
Archdiocese of Yangon
8 October 1991Name ChangedArchdiocese of Rangoon Archdiocese of Yangon
22 March 1993Territory LostArchdiocese of Yangon Diocese of Mawlamyine (erected)
24 January 2009Territory LostArchdiocese of Yangon Diocese of Hpa-an (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Burma {Birmania Meridionale}
195070,0007,000,0001.0%63631,1112325336ap1951
Vicariate Apostolic of Rangoon
Archdiocese of Rangoon
197046,2267,982,000.6%358431,0753912431ap1971
197862,4279,202,000.7%483511,2242612633ap1981
198770,28712,767,287.6%521531,3261719233ap1991
Archdiocese of Yangon
199978,00014,570,000.5%65651,20011619644ap2000
200080,00014,580,000.5%68681,1761819644ap2001
200181,56514,670,000.6%70701,1652322750ap2002
200285,00014,700,000.6%80801,0622324750ap2004
200481,56515,000,000.5%794839822123547ap2005
201076,28314,050,000.5%7113849085326539ap2011

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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