Charles Maung Bo

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Charles Maung Bo

Cardinal
Archbishop of Yangon
Native name
မောင်ဘို
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseYangon
SeeYangon
Appointed15 May 2003
Installed7 June 2003
Orders
Ordination9 April 1976
Consecration16 December 1990
by Alphonse U Than Aung
Created cardinal14 February 2015
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Birth nameCharles Maung Bo
Born (1948-10-29) 29 October 1948 (age 71)
Monhla Village, Shwebo District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar
NationalityBurmese
DenominationCatholic (Latin Rite)
ResidenceYangon, Myanmar
ParentsJohn Bo & Juliana Aye Tin
Previous postBishop of Pathein (1996–2003)
Alma materNazareth Aspirantate
Motto"Omnia possum in eo" ("I can do everything through Him" [Ph. 4:13])
Coat of armsCharles Maung Bo's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Charles Maung Bo
History
Priestly ordination
Date9 April 1976
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorAlphonse U Than Aung
Co-consecratorsAbraham Tran Paul Zingtung Grawng
Date16 December 1990
Cardinalate
Elevated byPope Francis
Date14 February 2015
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Charles Maung Bo as principal consecrator
Lucius Hre Kung2 February 2014
John Saw Yaw Han12 April 2015
Styles of
Charles Maung Bo
Coat of arms of Charles Maung Bo.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Charles Maung Bo (Burmese: ချားလ်မောင်ဘို [t͡ɕʰál màʊɴ bò]; born 29 October 1948) is the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon. He was installed there on 7 June 2003. He has been a cardinal since 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Bo was born on 29 October 1948, in Monhla Village, Shwebo District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar to parents John and Juliana Aye Tin.[1] Bo's father, a farmer, died when he was 2. Thereafter, he was sent to a Salesian-run boarding school in Mandalay.[2] From 1962 to 1976, Bo studied at the Nazareth Aspirantate, a Salesian seminary, in Anisakan village, near Maymyo (now Pyin Oo Lwin).[1]

Career[edit]

Bo was ordained a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco order on 9 April 1976. He was appointed as prefect of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lashio in 1986. Four years later, he was consecrated Bishop of Lashio. In 1996, he was transferred to the Diocese of Pathein. On 17 March 2001, Pope John Paul II named him a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.[3]

On 24 May 2003, Pope John Paul named Bo Archbishop of Yangon.[4] On 17 January 2009, Pope Benedict XVI named him a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture.[5]

On 4 January 2015, Pope Francis announced that he would make Bo a cardinal on 14 February of the same year.[6] At that ceremony, he was assigned the titular church of Sant’Ireneo a Centocelle[7]

In April 2015 Pope Francis named him a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and the Pontifical Council for Culture, and in July 2016 a member of the Secretariat for Communications.[8][9]

In July 2018, Francis named him a delegate to the Synod of Bishops on youth, faith, and vocational discernment.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography of Archbishop Charles Bo". Archdiocese of Yangon. 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. ^ Mudditt, Jessica (17 December 2012). "The spirit of Christmas". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 17.03.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 17 March 2001. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 24.05.2003" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 24 May 2003. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 17.01.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Annuncio di Concistoro per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali". Vatican News Network. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Consistory: list of titular church assignments". Vatican Radio. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 13.04.2015" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 13.07.2016" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 14.07.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Jocelyn Madden, SDB
Bishop of Lashio
1986–1996
Succeeded by
Philip Lasap Za Hawng
Preceded by
John Gabriel
Bishop of Pathein
1996–2003
Succeeded by
John Hsane Hgyi
Preceded by
Gabriel Thohey Mahn-Gaby
Archbishop of Yangon
2003 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
titular church established
Cardinal Priest of Sant’Ireneo a Centocelle