- Mar 1, 2021
Nearly a month after a military coup ousted Myanmar’s government, the country’s bishops have urged leaders in all parties at every level to strive for peace and reconciliation after two people died in protests over the weekend.
YANGON, Myanmar — Catholic nuns, priests and laypeople have joined protests in Buddhist-majority Myanmar following the Feb. 1 coup. Ucanews.com reported that hundreds of Catholics, including dozens of nuns, marched on the streets of Yangon Feb. 14 and recited prayers and the rosary. Youths held placards reading “Free Aung San
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has called on the Myanmar military to release the country’s elected officials – including Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – “at the earliest” moment possible.
Myanmar’s top prelate is calling on the government to “create the conditions for peace” in the troubled country.
Myanmar’s Catholic cardinal is urging voters to look for integrity, not just intelligence, when voting on the country’s Nov. 8 general election.
MUMBAI, India – Myanmar’s top Catholic prelate called for “economic and ecological justice” after a mining accident killed at least 172 people in Hpakant the country’s Kachin state.