Shillong Nov 6: Cardinal of Myanmar, Charles Bo will visit Meghalaya to take part in the annual Eucharistic Procession of the Shillong Archdiocese to be held this coming Sunday.
A statement issued by Parish Pastoral Council of the Cathedral of May Help of Christians, said that the visit of the Cardinal to Shillong was in keeping with his promise to Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese, late Dominic Jala.
The Archbishop passed away in USA in a car accident on October 10.
The procession will begin with the celebration of the Holy Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians at 10 am.
The Cardinal of Myanmar will be the main celebrant while four Bishops of the North East, and many other priests, will be the co-celebrant at the Holy Mass.
The Eucharistic Procession will commence at 1.30 PM and will conclude with the Benediction at the Calvary.
On his arrival to India on November 9, the Cardinal will visit the Generalate House of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC) at Hatigaon, Guwahati. The MSMHC sisters are already working in two centres in Myanmar with the second centre inaugurated at Tedim in the Diocese of Kalay on May 24 this year.
Before leaving Shillong, the Cardinal will also visit the Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai and the Orients Theological College in Mawlai.
The Cardinal was born on October 29, 1948 and he was ordained priest on April 9, 1976.
He was ordained Bishop on December 16, 1990 and appointed as Archbishop of Yangoon on April 3, 2002.
He was appointed the first Cardinal of Myanmar on January 1 2015
The Cardinal is also the President of the Federation of Asian Bishop’s Conference (FABC), Member of the Pontifical Council for Culture and Consecrated Life (Rome) and Member of the Pontifical Commission for Communication (Rome).
Meanwhile the Parish Pastoral Council appealed to all faithfuls in the town parishes of Shillong to avoid bringing their vehicles to Laitumkhrah area on Sunday so as to ease traffic congestion.
The Church also appealed to all to maintain cleanliness and to dispose their waste in bins/baskets placed at all parking lots and in the Cathedral area.