Biography of Archbishop Charles Bo

Archbishop of Yangon

archbishop-charles-bo@-high-resolutionArchbishop Charles Bo was born in Monhla Village, Shwebo District, Mandalay Division on 29 October, 1948. He is the youngest son of U John and Juliana Daw Aye Tin. He studied at “Nazareth” Salesian Aspirantate, Anisakan, in Pyin Oo Lwin from 1962 till 1976. He made his First Profession on May 24, 1970 and his Final Profession on March 10, 1976.

He was ordained to the priesthood of Salesians of Saint John Bosco, in Lashio, N.S.S. on 9 April, 1976. Upon ordination, he was assigned as Parish Priest at Loihkam from 1976 to 1981, and in Lashio from 1981 to 1983. After serving as Parish Priest, from 1983 until 1985 he was posted at Anisakan as Formator.

He served as Apostolic Administrator in Lashio from 1985 to 1986 and as Apostolic Prefect from 1986 to 1990. Archbishop Charles Bo was ordained Bishop of the Diocese of Lashio in Shan State on 16 December, 1990.

After serving as bishop of the Diocese of Lashio for six years, on 24 May, 1996 he was transferred to the Diocese of Pathein in Ayeyarwaddy Division, and was installed as Bishop of Pathein on 25 August, 1996. Being the Bishop of Pathein, he was also assigned as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Lashio from May 1996 to November 1998 and Archdiocese of Mandalay from 3 April 2002 to June 2003.

On May 24, 2003, he was nominated Archbishop of Yangon and was installed on 7 June, 2003.

Date of Birth
Ordained Priest
Ordained Bishop (Lashio)
Installed Bishop of Pathein
Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Mandalay Archdiocese
Appointed Archbishop of Yangon Archdiocese
Installed Archbishop of Yangon
Archbishop’s House
289, Theinbyu Road
Botahtaung P.O.11161
+95 (0)1 245467, 392517, 392667
+95 (0)1 379059

Present responsibilities

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar
Major Seminary, New Site of Major Seminary, Inter-religious Dialogue (National Level )
Office of Human Development in FABC (Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference)
Commission for Religious in FABC (Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference)
Pontifical Council for Culture (Rome)