ASIA/MYANMAR - Resignation of the Archbishop of Mandalay and appointment of successor

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Mandalay, Myanmar, presented by H.E. Msgr. Nicholas Mang Thang, and has appointed as his successor the Rev. Marco Tin Win, of the clergy of Mandalay, currently vicar general.
The archbishop-elect was born in Mon Hla, district of Shwebo, in the archdiocese of Mandalay in 1960, and carried out his philosophical and theological studies in Saint Joseph’s Major Seminary in Yangon. He was ordained a priest on 22 September 1987 and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome.
Since ordination he has held a number of pastoral and administrative roles, including diocesan director for interreligious dialogue, rector of the Saint Thomas Preparatory Seminary of Mandalay, diocesan bursar, parish priest of the parish of Mary, Help of Christians in Sagaing, and executive secretary of the Episcopal Conference in Yangon. He is currently vicar general, rector of the Cathedral of Mandalay and lecturer in philosophy at Saint Joseph’s Major Seminary in Pyin Oo Lwin. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 25/4/2019)