Bishop Lucius Hre Kung of Hakha Diocese from Burma has been in Australia for a pastoral visit to local Burmese and Chin communities, and to meet up with Catholic Church’s leaders in Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Bishop Lucius has been staying with the Salesians at Rupertswood in Sunbury during his visit. On Wednesday 22nd October, the bishop was taken for a tour around the Salesian College by the Rector, and met up with many students and staff of the college. He was very impressed with the education offered in Australia compared to his home country Burma.
Bishop also met the Archbishop of Melbourne and his Vicar General to discuss the pastoral care of the Burmese/Chin communities in Melbourne. He also visited South Australia to meet up with many local families, gave encouraging talks and celebrated a Eucharist with them.
Ordained as a bishop in February 2014, Monsignor Lucius is the newest and youngest bishop of Burma.
On Sunday 26th October, Bishop Lucius will be the principal celebrant for the Multi-cultural Mass in Hoppers Crossing in Victoria that is being hosted by the Burmese Catholic Community. All Burmese Catholics are warmly invited to this Mass scheduled to start at 10:30 AM.
Bishop Lucius will be in Melbourne until 3rd November.