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Myanmar’s Pathein clergy offers prayers, support for bishop-elect

Pope Francis announced the appointment of Father Maurice Nyunt Wai as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Mawlamyine in Mon State of Myanmar on February 22. According to the bishop-elect, the Episcopal Ordination will be held in April 2022.
Priest concelebrates during priestly ordination in Pathein diocese, Myanmar. (Photo: Supplied)

Pope Francis announced the appointment of Father Maurice Nyunt Wai as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Mawlamyine in Mon State of Myanmar on February 22.

According to the bishop-elect, the Episcopal Ordination will be held in April 2022.

Father Maurice Nyunt Wai served as the parish priest of Sacred Heart Church in Myaungmya, in Pathein diocese, Ayeyarwady Region of Myanmar.

Priests of Pathein diocese congratulated the bishop-elect

Father Henry Eikhlein, the Diocesan Administrator of the Pathein Diocese, issued a letter of congratulations on February 22.

In the letter, the Diocesan Administrator said, “Priests, men, and women religious, Catechists, and the Catholic faithful of the Pathein diocese are proud of Msgr. Morris Nyunt Wai for being elected a Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Mawlamyaint.”

Father Eikhlein prayed for God’s bountiful blessings on   Msgr on behalf of the diocese. Nyunt Wai to overcome challenges he might face in his episcopal journey.

Pope Francis announced the appointment of Father Maurice Nyunt Wai as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Mawlamyine in Mon State of Myanmar on February 22. According to the bishop-elect, the Episcopal Ordination will be held in April 2022
Priests in Pathein Diocese.

Father Henry Eikhlein encouraged the parish priests, men and women religious, catechists, and laypeople to show solidarity, offering prayers and monetary support for the upcoming Episcopal ordination of Father Morris Nyunt Wai.

Pathein diocese prepared special envelopes for special collections from the parishes for the Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Morris Nyunt Wai.  

Father Benjamin, one of Pathein’s senior priests, said, “I visualize those two grandfathers, namely Father Martin Narbaitz and Father Timothy along with Daniel U Aye Ba and Salena Daw Than Than Gyi, the parents of Msgr. Nyunt Wai who are in heaven will be proud of you.”

Father Narbaitz, MEP, was a French missionary who initiated Myaungmyat parish, which is presently the mother parish of Msgr. Morris.

Father Firmin Soe Tun Kyaw, another senior priest, offered prayers for the future mission of the newly appointed bishop.

The Diocese of Pathein is composed of 36 parishes with over seventy thousand Catholic faithful and over one hundred priests, including clergy working abroad.

 

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