Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun

Catholic cardinal

Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun (8 April 1944–) is a Laotian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun


  • First of all, an Oblate has to be an Oblate. I mean he has to be an Oblate in the true sense of the word. In a French encyclopedia in the late 19th century the Oblates were defined as “Jésuites des campagnes” or the “countryside Jesuits”. They go to the peripheries. I think that is their characteristic. For example, I saw in Thailand how much the Oblates are reaching out to the poor; the poor that others neglect. That is your identity. That is why I said, an Oblate should be an Oblate.

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