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Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalay

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Metropolitan  Mandalay
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Established  22 May 2010
Country  Myanmar (Burma)
Parishes  22
Rite  Roman Rite
Area  22,235 km²
Secular priests  39
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2011) 845,646 51045 (6%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mandalay

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalay is a diocese of the Catholic Church in Burma. It was established by Pope Benedict XVI on 22 May 2010 by bifurcating the Diocese of Hakha and is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Mandalay.

Kalay diocese is located in the northwestern part of Myanmar (Burma), bordering India, covering some part of the Chin State and part of Sagaing Division. It is bounded by the diocese of Myitkyina on the Northeast, Mandalay on the East and Hakha on the South. There are 22 parishes grouped into 4 vicariates or zones namely – Kalay, Khampat, Tiddim and Tonzang. It is mainly inhabited by the Zomi ethnic groups who are also known as Chin.

References

Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalay Wikipedia


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