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Catholic Bishops' Conference of Myanmar

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Myanmar[when?] (formerly, Catholic Bishops' Conference of Burma) is the episcopal conference of Myanmar (also called Burma).

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The Conference consists of various commissions, agencies, councils and other bodies. Day-to-day operations are overseen by a secretariat. The membership comprises bishops and auxiliary bishops of the 16 dioceses of Myanmar. As of May 2017, the president of the CBCM is Bishop Felix Lian Khen Thang, Bishop of Kalay.

Following anti-Muslim violence in Meikhtila and Lashio in 2013, the CBCM issued a public statement in June 2013 urging the government to protect, promote and fulfill the religious rights of all, especially minority communities.[1][2] The bishops’ conference declared the liturgical year from 24 November 2013 to the Solemnity of Christ the King on 23 November 2014 as the "500th Great Jubilee Year" of Catholicism in Myanmar.[3]

President: Bishop Felix Lian Khen Thang (2014.07 – )

Past Prelates:

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