Father Peter Zang Yaw Hpung, newly appointed as the first parish priest of Zang Yaw Parish, plans to plant (30,000) black cardamom plants within three years in Zang Yaw village. “First, I aim to create jobs for local people. Second, I preserve nature because it does not need to clear the existing forests to plant cardamom. It needs shady places. It is not like growing paddy in the forest,” he shared.
Myitkyina Diocese in Myanmar inaugurated a new parish in Zang Yaw village, located about 355 miles (571 kilometers) from Myitkyina, on January 15. The new parish comprises of 11 villages, with about 500 people in the population.
Myanmar priests reached the Catholics in the remote area amid the crises for the Christmas tour on December 28. Due to hard roads, priests seldom arrive there. There are no nearby homes, only two catholic families.
Myitkyina Diocese in Myanmar is to establish a new parish in the far and remote Zang Yaw village on January 15, 2023. Zang Yaw village is located more than 300 miles from Myitkyina city and is one of the most distant places. Transportation is tough two days by car and two days on foot along the road to arrive at the village.
Francis By Thar, a Lisu catechist, and his whole households sacrifice their lives for a sacred purpose. Francis wants Lisu people to know Lisu literature to give glory to God in the Lisu language in Lashio City, Myanmar.
On February 14, 28 couples joined in the holy sacrament of matrimony in Aung Nan Cathedral in the diocese of Myitkyina, Myanmar. But due to Covid Pandemic and political situation, many couples missed the opportunity to tie the knot. Although some couples are already married according to the common law (traditional way), they are yet to celebrate it in a church setting.