- May 27, 2020
Catholic clergy in Bangladesh will mark the World Day of Prayer for Humanity with an online retreat on May 14, answering Pope Francis’s call for all religious leaders to pray during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
As Myanmar gets ready for a general election later this year, Cardinal Charles Bo is calling for members of the clergy to be given the vote.
Bishop Alexander Pyone Cho has called for dialogue among all parties as violence escalates in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
A second attempt to repatriate hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from camps in Bangladesh failed after the refugees refused to return “unconditionally” to Myanmar.
About 1,000 people fled their homes and took refuge at religious sites as renewed fighting erupted in Myanmar’s Shan state.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said the hopes that came with democracy have not been realized and, instead, the country is wounded and bleeding.