Cardinal Charles Maung Bo was chosed to lead Asian bishops in the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences. The mandate of the current holder, the archbishop of Mumbai Card Gracias, expires at the end of December; Myanmar’s first cardinal will take over as of 1st January 2019.
– Card Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai and president of the Indian Bishops' Conference (CBCI).
welcomed the election of Card Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar), as his successor at head of Asia’s Catholic bishops.
FABC Acting Assistant Secretary General Fr William LaRousse announced Card Bo’s appointment yesterday, The election took place on 16 November in Bangkok (Thailand), during a meeting of the FABC Central Committee. Card Gracias also announced a “plenary Asian Council of Bishops to discuss different matters about the possibilities of us being at the service of the country, at the service of the people and at the service of the Church in Asia” in 2020.