Pope Francis on Thursday made an appointment in the Church of Myanmar. He appointed Fr. Marco Tin Win as the Archbishop of Mandalay. The 59-year old priest, who has been the vicar general of Mandalay, takes over from Archbishop Nicholas Mang Thang, who stepped down the same day, having reached the canonical retirement age of 75 for bishops, Vatican News reported.
Fr. Win was born in Mon Hla, district of Shwebo, in the Archdiocese of Mandalay on April 22, 1960, since his ordination, Fr. Win 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.
Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, has welcomed the appointment of the new Archbishop of Mandalay as “grace-filled news from our Holy Father.”