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Minor seminary opens after 2 years amid Covid-19 in Myanmar

Father Philip En Khan Mang, parish priest of St. Paul’s Church, Sakollam, takes a session during the retreat at Assumption Intermediate Seminary in Kalaya diocese of Myanmar on June 15, 2022. (Photo by RVA News)

It has been two years since the Kalay diocese could not run the Assumption Intermediate Seminary due to Covid-19 and the current political situation in Myanmar.
Despite many difficulties and risks, the diocese reopened the seminary and invited the new candidates who passed the matriculation examination and the old seminarians from the beginning of June.
With great joy, Father Robert Pau Gin Mung, Rector arranged to begin the academic year with a three-day retreat for he has been two years in the seminary without seminarians.  
Father Philip En Khan Mang, parish priest of St. Paul’s Church, Sakollam was the retreat preacher to give spiritual nourishment to the seminarians. 
The retreat started on the evening of June 15 and will end three days after (June 18). 
Seminarians belong to Kalay and Hakha dioceses. They learn the catechism, advanced English and basic Latin for four years in the seminary, besides other spiritual, human and pastoral formations.
At present, there are 15 candidates from the first to fourth years. 
“Let’s pray for the seminarians to overcome all the barriers to becoming priests in the future,” said Father Robert, rector of the seminary. - Joseph Zo Mung / RVA Tedim  


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