- Jan 22, 2020
Bishop Alexander Pyone Cho has called for dialogue among all parties as violence escalates in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
Myanmar’s lone cardinal says peace is not only possible, but that it is “the only way.”
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed to the international community not to punish the people of Myanmar as it faces genocide charges over the military’s 2017 crackdown on Rohingya.
Myanmar’s cardinal has called on the military and militias to show “mercy” on the poverty-stricken populations caught in the crossfire of the country’s ongoing ethnic conflicts.
When Bishop Lucius Hre Kung of Hakha, Myanmar, visited St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis two years ago, a mere six families comprised the parish’s Hakha Chin Catholic refugee community.
A second attempt to repatriate hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from camps in Bangladesh failed after the refugees refused to return “unconditionally” to Myanmar.