- Feb 23, 2021
Catholic bishops in Malaysia urged the government to refrain from deporting hundreds of Myanmar nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers.
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.
On Feb. 1, Myanmar refugee and Indianapolis resident Paul Hnin scrolled through news articles online when a headline seized him with shock and fear: The Myanmar military had overthrown the country’s democratic government.
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
Charles Maung Bo has become the leading voice for democracy in Myanmar after Monday’s coup, but at the same time, he is being pragmatic in his dealings with the military.
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.