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  • Pope in Myanmar won’t be judged by crowds or speeches, but results

    Pope in Myanmar won’t be judged by crowds or speeches, but results

    Founded in 1991, Burma Campaign UK is one of the leading international organizations seeking reform in the country. Its director Mark Farmaner says Pope Francis is likely to face a challenging time when he visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, in a trip which is expected in late November. The pope has spoken up many times to protest the treatment of the Rohingya, a minority Muslim population facing persecution in the country.

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  • Gregory on Charlottesville: Bishops must speak, because silence is approval

    Gregory on Charlottesville: Bishops must speak, because silence is approval

    Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, the highest-ranking African-American prelate in America, said on Monday that all bishops in the country, including those who lead dioceses without tremendous racial diversity, have to speak out in the wake of Charlottesville — because, he warned, silence will be seen as approval.

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  • Brazilian cardinal says it’s time to move ‘from conservation to mission’

    Brazilian cardinal says it’s time to move ‘from conservation to mission’

    When the Latin American bishops gathered in the Brazilian town of Aparecida in 2007 to plan a pastoral strategy for the continent, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a chief architect of the document. Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of São Paulo, Brazil, says they still haven’t lived up to its vision, saying it’s time to shift from “maintenance” to “mission.”

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