Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of the diocese of Lashio, Myanmar, the Reverend Father Lucas Dau Ze Jeimphaung, S.D.B., currently provincial counsellor and Rector of the Salesian Philosophate of Pyin Oo Lwin.
The Reverend Father Lucas Dau Ze Jeimphaung, S.D.B., was born in the village of Hpa Hping, district of Northern Shan State (diocese of Lashio) on 18 October 1962. He carried out his philosophical studies at the Saint Joseph Salesian Philosophate of Anisakan, also attending the University of Yangon, where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in history (1986-1989), and his theological studies in the Saint Joseph National Seminary of Yangon. He gave his religious vows on 6 May 1993. On 21 April 1996 he was ordained a priest. From 2003 to 2006 he carried out his specialist studies in the Philippines, obtaining a diploma in family counselling in 2004 from the Jesuit University, and a master’s degree in pastoral sociology from the Asian Social Institute.
Since ordination he has held the role of bursar of the Nazareth Aspirantate of Anisakan, Pyin Oo Lwin, in the archdiocese of Mandalay (1996-2003); carried out specialisation studies in the Philippines (2003-2006); and served as rector and parish priest of the Nazareth Community of Anisakan (2006-2012); delegate for youth ministry and provincial counsellor (2008-2011); responsible for the Wa Mission in the diocese of Lashio (2012-2017); provincial counsellor - 2nd triennium (since 2015); and rector of the Salesian Philosophate of Pyin Oo Lwin (since 2017). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 18/10/2019)