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MYANMAR MAY PULL OUT OF S.A. REGION
By C. M. Paul
Kolkata, Mar. 13. ROME, 13 March -- The General Chapter (GC26) may endorse the request of the vice province of Myanmar (estd. 2004) to pull out of the South Asia region and join the East Asia and Oceania region. The reasons they say, ``Myanmar is in the political area of East Asia and is a member of the ASEAN. It is, therefore, easier to travel to those countries. Culturally and politically it is similar to the countries of East Asia.`` For about 70 years Myanmar was part of the South Asia region and part of Kolkata province. There are 73 Salesians (32 temporarily professed, 27 priests, 1 Brother) and 13 novices. Salesian Bishop Charles Bo is bishop of Yangoon. Read full text


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